All Black Loe on the menu at Show’s Rural Breakfast

ALL BLACK CHAT: All Blacks Richard Loe and Richie McCaw in their Crusaders colours. Loe will be behind the mic at the Rural Breakfast at the A&P Show on Friday in the shearing pavilion. NZPA picture

All Black hard man and sports commentator Richard Loe will be the keynote speaker at this year’s A&P Show Rural Breakfast event.

Richard Loe is a former All Black prop who wore the black jersey in three world cups.

‘‘Loey’’ has done a lifetime of work in rural circles, and owns and operates a sheep and beef farm in the South Island.

His international debut was in 1986 at the age of 26 against the French Barbarians.

He represented New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup on three occasions in his 49 tests between 1987 and 1995.

His test record was 37 wins, two draws, and 10 losses. He also played 29 non-test matches for New Zealand, three as captain.

He now works as a sports broadcaster and MC.

Other guest speakers at the breakfast include Blake Holgate from Rabobank and Andrew Morrison from Beef and Lamb NZ.

Mr Holgate, part of the RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness team, joined the bank in 2013 as a rural manager focusing on sustainable farm systems.

In this role he has provided the bank with research and analysis on the impact that impending environmental regulations will have on New Zealand’s agriculture sector, and helped clients to understand and plan for changes it will entail.

He grew up on a South Otago sheep and beef property he now farms in partnership with his parents.

He practised as an environmental and public lawyer before studying an MBA at Otago University in 2012.

Mr Morrison is a southern South Island farmer-elected chairman and director of Beef and Lamb NZ.

With wife Lisa, he has 1030 hectares of sheep and beef breeding/finishing farms in Otago and Southland.

Investment advisers with finance house FNZC, Patrick McCarthy and James Young, will also speak at the breakfast.

They will provide a market update on the economic climate, including global and domestic topics such as United States trade tensions, the outlook for New Zealand interest rates, the dollar and the New Zealand and global sharemarkets.

The breakfast will be held in the shearing pavilion from 8.15am on Friday.

A&P Association President Norm Thomas is looking forward to the second edition of what was last year a very successful event.

“It gets our members on to the grounds nice and early, and sets them up for the day with a hearty breakfast. Loey will certainly be a drawcard this year.”

The event will be hosted by Bayleys Real Estate, Rabobank and Ovation.

Contact Erica McNeil at Showgrounds Park if you wish to attend.

All Black hard man and sports commentator Richard Loe will be the keynote speaker at this year’s A&P Show Rural Breakfast event.

Richard Loe is a former All Black prop who wore the black jersey in three world cups.

‘‘Loey’’ has done a lifetime of work in rural circles, and owns and operates a sheep and beef farm in the South Island.

His international debut was in 1986 at the age of 26 against the French Barbarians.

He represented New Zealand at the Rugby World Cup on three occasions in his 49 tests between 1987 and 1995.

His test record was 37 wins, two draws, and 10 losses. He also played 29 non-test matches for New Zealand, three as captain.

He now works as a sports broadcaster and MC.

Other guest speakers at the breakfast include Blake Holgate from Rabobank and Andrew Morrison from Beef and Lamb NZ.

Mr Holgate, part of the RaboResearch Food and Agribusiness team, joined the bank in 2013 as a rural manager focusing on sustainable farm systems.

In this role he has provided the bank with research and analysis on the impact that impending environmental regulations will have on New Zealand’s agriculture sector, and helped clients to understand and plan for changes it will entail.

He grew up on a South Otago sheep and beef property he now farms in partnership with his parents.

He practised as an environmental and public lawyer before studying an MBA at Otago University in 2012.

Mr Morrison is a southern South Island farmer-elected chairman and director of Beef and Lamb NZ.

With wife Lisa, he has 1030 hectares of sheep and beef breeding/finishing farms in Otago and Southland.

Investment advisers with finance house FNZC, Patrick McCarthy and James Young, will also speak at the breakfast.

They will provide a market update on the economic climate, including global and domestic topics such as United States trade tensions, the outlook for New Zealand interest rates, the dollar and the New Zealand and global sharemarkets.

The breakfast will be held in the shearing pavilion from 8.15am on Friday.

A&P Association President Norm Thomas is looking forward to the second edition of what was last year a very successful event.

“It gets our members on to the grounds nice and early, and sets them up for the day with a hearty breakfast. Loey will certainly be a drawcard this year.”

The event will be hosted by Bayleys Real Estate, Rabobank and Ovation.

Contact Erica McNeil at Showgrounds Park if you wish to attend.

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