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Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We equip the industry with easy to use, practical know-how which they can apply straight away to make better decisions and improve their performance. AHDB is a statutory levy board and is funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. New episodes published on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We equip the industry with easy to use, practical know-how which they can apply straight away to make better decisions and improve their performance. AHDB is a statutory levy board and is funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. New episodes published on Tuesdays and Fridays.
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Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We equip the industry with easy to use, practical know-how which they can apply straight away to make better decisions and improve their performance. AHDB is a statutory levy board and is funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain. New episodes published on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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Episodes

59: How to write your farm business plan

5/23/2019
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Our host for this episode, John Bates, takes us through how to write your own farm business plan with AHDB’s Tess Howe and Oliver McEntyre of Barclays. To finish up, Amandeep Kaur Purewal talks about an updated tool to help your farm business. Find out more about AHDB Business Planning tools: https://ahdb.org.uk/business-planning

Duration:00:18:51

58: Breeding and genetics for dairy herds

5/17/2019
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In this edition, we hear from strategic dairy farmer Willie Baillie, on his herd breeding strategy, as well as AHDB genetics experts Marco Winter and Fern Pearston, who take us through the genetics indexes and AHDB tools for supporting breeding decisions, such as our herd genetics reports. We’ll also hear more about the benefits of genomic testing, and how farmers can use those results to better inform their breeding strategy. Useful links: [AHDB herd genetic...

Duration:00:18:33

57: Pick pork for a midweek meal in minutes

5/14/2019
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In this edition of the AHDB podcast, we hear from Liam Byrne, head of meat marketing at AHDB. Liam talks about the midweek meal campaign, which is a three-year campaign aiming to inspire more people to cook with pork or to cook with pork more often. We also hear from a processor and two producers, who tell us their views on the success of the campaign to date. We finish up with a quick market update from Tom Forshaw, one of our analysts, who considers why European pig prices might be rising...

Duration:00:17:57

56: New beginnings for horticulture

5/10/2019
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Welcome to the next edition of the horticulture podcast. Today we have a special guest, Vivian Powell, Crop Protection Senior Scientist from AHDB who has served the horticulture industry for 40 years of her life and 18 years working for AHDB delivering some fantastic work. She has helped many growers and businesses save resources, money and time. Bolette Nave, Crop Protection Scientist from AHDB will be interviewing Vivian Powell. She will be sharing some of her key moments in the industry...

Duration:00:16:05

55: AHDB Strategic Potato Farm network 2019 preview

5/9/2019
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For all of the information in this podcast, please visit the AHDB Strategic Potato Farm pages (https://ahdb.org.uk/farm-excellence) for all event listings please go to AHDB Events (https://ahdb.org.uk/events) For anything else or suggestions for upcoming podcasts, please contact stuart.baxter@ahdb.org.uk

Duration:00:24:55

53: What's driving UK grain and oilseed markets?

4/30/2019
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AHDB market specialists David Eudall, James Webster, Peter Collier, Alice Bailey and Alex Cook discuss the drivers of UK domestic grain and oilseed markets. [Get the latest market information](https://cereals.ahdb.org.uk/markets)

Duration:00:10:12

52: Weather-savvy farming

4/23/2019
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AHDB’s John Bates speaks to Lincolnshire farmer and grower David Hoyles, to learn what conditions are like and what he’s doing differently this year to get the most from the water he has on farm. Our Market Intelligence Director, Phil Bicknell shares insight from the markets on the impact of the weather and tools which livestock farmers can use to manage. And, Water Resources expert, Nicola Dunn updates us on the current water situation across the country, with options for farmers and...

Duration:00:20:05

51: The essentials of a successful dairy business

4/19/2019
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In this episode Steve West from the AHDB chats to Lloyd Holterman, a dairy farmer from Wisconsin USA. Lloyd and his wife Daphne are recognised on the global stage as exceptional dairy producers who consistently achieve excellences within both their business performance and dairy cow management. Much of this success can be attributed to their over-arching business ethos: Great People – Great Cows – Great Returns. If you attended the recent workshops with Lloyd and Dapne, or have listened to...

Duration:00:18:25

47: SmartHort Part 1: University of Essex and Tiptree on developing a robotic strawberry harvester

4/16/2019
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Welcome to the first of a four-part SmartHort podcast. In this episode Sarah Hunter-Argyle will be interviewing Andrey Ivanov from Tiptree and Dr Vishuu Mohan from the University of Essex and will discuss in detail about their collaboration to develop a robotic strawberry harvester. Andrey provides a real insight into how he got involved with the University of Essex and Dr Vishuu Mohan answers whether robotics is the future of horticulture. You can also listen to the following special...

Duration:00:23:30

48: SmartHort Part 2: KTN specialist explains how to invest your money in innovative projects

4/16/2019
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Welcome to the second SmartHort podcast. In this episode Sarah Hunter-Argyle will be interviewing Chris Danks from KTN explains how they can help growers invest money in innovative projects. He shares a range of advice, support and knowledge about helping your business step into the robotic world. You can also listen to the following special SmartHort podcasts: Calum Murray from Innovate UK provides a better understanding of what growers should consider when applying for funding, the process...

Duration:00:18:02

49: SmartHort Part 3: G's Growers share business challenges and opportunities when investing in robotics

4/16/2019
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Welcome to the third SmartHort podcast. In this episode Sarah Hunter-Argyle will be interviewing Jacob Kirwan from G’s Growers. We look at the challenges that G’s Growers have faced and how they have overcome this through some of their current projects on robotics and automation. You can also listen to the following special SmartHort podcasts: Calum Murray from Innovate UK provides a better understanding of what growers should consider when applying for funding, the process and other factors...

Duration:00:18:15

50: SmartHort Part 4: What are the next steps for horticulture growers to invest in robotics and AI?

4/16/2019
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Welcome to the fourth SmartHort podcast. In this episode Sarah Hunter-Argyle will be interviewing Calum Murray from Innovate UK. He provides a better understanding of what growers should consider when applying for funding, the process and other factors which growers need to consider before investing, including grants. Andrey provides a real insight into how he got involved with the University of Essex and Dr Vishuu Mohan answers whether robotics is the future of horticulture. Listen now...

Duration:00:15:44

46: Environmental permitting for pig farmers: what does it mean for you?

4/12/2019
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We hear from Emma Slater (AHDB) and Mella Waitt and Alison Frogley from the Environment Agency. We finish up with a quick update on the outlook for pig prices and feed costs from Bethan Wilkins, one of our analysts. Useful links Environment Agency supporting information (https://consult.environment-agency.gov.uk/psc/permit-reviews-for-the-irpp-sector/) Information on permitted agriculture (EPR/IPPC) (https://pork.ahdb.org.uk/environment-buildings/permitted-agriculture-eprippc/) Model...

Duration:00:26:56

45: AHDB Potatoes: Fight Against Blight update

4/9/2019
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Listen to this update on the changes to AHDB Potatoes Fight Against Blight campaign (https://blight.ahdb.org.uk/BlightReport) . Hear an overview of the 2018 season, with information on A_36 and A_37. See the FRAG guidelines on fungicide resistance on potato late blight here (https://potatoes.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/FRAG-UK%20Potato%20Late%20Blight%20Guideline%20May%202018.pdf) if you have any questions then please feel free to contact us via Twitter @AHDB_potatoes

Duration:00:08:24

44: GrasscheckGB: How to manage your grassland

4/8/2019
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In this edition Lis King, AHDB’s Senior Research Scientist, talks to Debbie McConnell, Dairy grassland researcher at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute in Northern Ireland about GrassCheckGB. The project is aiming to improve animal performance and farm profitability in pasture based systems by understanding the potential and variation in grass growth across 50 farms in Great Britain.

Duration:00:23:11

43: Do you really need that tractor? Using data to make decisions on your farm

4/2/2019
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Join AHDB's machinery guru Harry Henderson and Monitor Farm hosts Richard Orr and Tom Rees to hear all about how you can use a machinery and labour review on your farm, to help you make more informed decisions. [Do your own machinery review](https://ahdb.org.uk/machinery-costing-calculator) [Read more about Tom Rees, Pembrokeshire Monitor Farm host](https://ahdb.org.uk/news/use-data-to-make-informed-decisions) [Find out about Richard Orr, Downpatrick Monitor Farm...

Duration:00:25:39

42: Brexit: what now for UK farming

3/26/2019
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AHDB’s John Bates discusses the unfolding Brexit situation with a panel of experts at home and in Brussels. With Phil Bicknell and Sarah Baker at Stoneleigh along with Kathy Roussel and Tania Gesto-Casas from AHDB’s office at the heart of the EU, the panel discusses the key issues and impacts of Brexit on the UK’s agricultural and horticultural sectors and what the latest policy indications mean for UK food and farming. Find out what Brexit means to individual farm profitability and what...

Duration:00:26:10

41: Resource Efficiency: Maximising the use of home-grown forage

3/22/2019
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Feed forage is one of the biggest cost for British farmers, accounting for 33% of total cost of production. Maximising home-grown forage and reducing the cost remains to be the biggest driver for farm profitability. AHDB's Siwan Howaston brings us this final EuroDairy podcast, focusing on resource efficiency and asking the question; how farmers can maximise their use of home-grown forage? Although the EuroDairy network has now come to an end, you can still make use of the valuable research...

Duration:00:16:43

40: What are the current labour challenges horticulture growers are facing?

3/19/2019
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Welcome to the first horticulture podcast, I’m Aisha and in this episode Hayley Campbell-Gibbons, the horticulture Chair, will provide an insight into the labour challenges that growers are currently facing due to Brexit. For those who missed the SmartHort conference, Hayley touches on how successful the event was and the exciting projects AHDB have planned for horticulture growers. Tom Hind, our Chief Strategy Officer gives us an insight into the current issues around Brexit and what this...

Duration:00:19:44