Newstalk ZB - Positive vibe despite poor weather at this years Fieldays

Speaking with Mike Hosking this morning, ASB rural economist Nathan Penny predicted a big spend from the agriculture sector at this years Fieldays, which kicked off yesterday at Mystery Creek. 

Nearly 25,000 people have passed through the gates of Fieldays so far after just one day.

There are predictions of a record spend this year.

ASB rural economist Nathan Penny told Mike Hosking, despite poor weather, the vibe is pretty positive so far.

He says there's caution in the dairy and beef sectors because of Mycoplasma bovis.

"Whereas when you're in some other sectors like the sheep sector or horticulture yeah things are cracking along, so it does vary on the sector."

Penny says those in horticulture and forestry, in particular, are looking to spend at this year's event.

Listen to the interview here at