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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

87: Off the block: New campaign to encourage carcase utilisation

9/10/2019
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Listen to Karl Pendlebury, AHDB’s Senior Manager for Quality Schemes who talks about our latest campaign for Beef and Lamb called ‘Off the block’ (https://www.simplybeefandlamb.co.uk/off-the-block) 15 top British chefs have revealed how they utilise all cuts of meat in dishes, to provide increased depth of flavour, reduce waste and get maximum value for money. The series will consist of 26 episodes across the year so tune in here from August 30. You will hear from Yorkshire farmer’s daughter...

Duration:00:04:17

86: What would a no deal Brexit mean for dairy markets?

9/6/2019
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Alistair McLaren talks to AHDB's Head of Livestock Market Specialists, Chris Gooderham about the potential impact of a no deal Brexit on dairy markets. Access support around Brexit including analysis, impact calculator and resilience checklist: https://ahdb.org.uk/brexit For the latest market news and analysis, sign up to receive our Dairy Market Weekly email: https://ahdb.org.uk/keeping-in-touch

Duration:00:12:04

85: How field vegetable grower could benefit from four new strategic centres

9/3/2019
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Listen to Dawn Teverson (AHDB) and Bruce Napier (NIAB) explain how four new Strategic Centres for Field Vegetables will demonstrate the latest horticultural research in practice. Launched this year, they will showcase the latest ideas, science and technology to improve integrated pest management strategies. Swede midge control in brassica crops. Read more. (https://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/publication/2805-swede-midge-control-brassica-crops) Four new Strategic Centres for field vegetable...

Duration:00:19:00

84: How can we recruit new entrants to the pig industry?

8/30/2019
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The pig industry scholarship recruits highly-qualified and committed young entrants into the pig industry. The scheme is open to students studying at Harper Adams University in their second year BSc and first year FdSc. Useful links and information Find out more about the scholarship (https://pork.ahdb.org.uk/skills-training/pig-industry-scholarship/) Harper Adams Development Trust (https://www.harper-adams.ac.uk/apply/finance/scholarships/internal.cfm) Pork Market News...

Duration:00:16:17

82: Harvest 2019: Recommended Lists, updates, safety and technology

8/27/2019
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Listen in for cereals and oilseeds harvest updates from around the country, featuring the AHDB Recommended Lists harvest results and Roger Wilson from AHDB's Malmesbury Monitor Farm and Richard Ling from our Diss Monitor Farm. We also talk harvest safety, and technology with Harry Henderson. AHDB Recommended Lists harvest results (https://ahdb.org.uk/harvestresults) Farm Safety Foundation (https://www.yellowwellies.org/)

Duration:00:40:18

83: What to look for when choosing a ram for your farm business

8/23/2019
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In this edition Emma Steele, Breeding Specialist for Signet Services talks to farmers Jamie Wilde and Andrew Walton about what traits they would look for when buying a Signet recorded ram, as well as their involvement with Signet and the RamCompare project. For more information about buying a ram please visit the Signet website: http://www.signetfbc.co.uk/

Duration:00:33:59

81: Potatoes in Practice: The big issues for the industry

8/20/2019
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Below you can find information on each of the speakers and their subject by using the links below: Potatoes in Practice - https://www.hutton.ac.uk/events/potatoes-practice-2019 - Greg Dawson Scottish Agronomy - https://www.hutton.ac.uk/news/future-chemistry-focus-potatoes-practice - Prof Derek Stewart, James Hutton Institute - https://www.hutton.ac.uk/staff/derek-stewart - Gerry Sadler SASA - https://www.sasa.gov.uk/content/professor-gerry-saddler

Duration:00:14:56

80: Marketing campaign reignites love of dairy

8/13/2019
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John Bates talks to AHDB's Marketing Manager Stu Baker and Analyst Susie Stannard about the results from the recent marketing campaign with Dairy UK through the spoof organisation 'The Department of Dairy Related Scrumptious Affairs.' Find out more about the campaign and watch the adverts (https://ahdb.org.uk/case-study-department-of-dairy-related-scrumptious-affairs)

Duration:00:20:45

79: Deal or no deal? The impact of Brexit on the red meat trade

8/9/2019
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AHDB's John Bates and Michael Haverty from the Andersons Centre talk through the findings of a report into the impact of various Brexit scenarios on the red meat trade. Download the full 'Red meat route to market' report (https://ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/red-meat-route-to-market-project-report) Find out more about AHDB's Brexit analysis work (https://ahdb.org.uk/brexit)

Duration:00:11:07

78: How will new technology future-proof the soft fruit industry?

8/6/2019
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Welcome to the next horticulture focused podcast and in today’s episode Scott Raffle our Knowledge Exchange manager for soft fruit and Mark Else from NIAB EMR, will be sharing some of their fascinating work currently taking place at the WET Centre in Kent. If you would like more information on the WET Centre and the current soft fruit projects please visit: https://ahdb.org.uk/wet-centre Information on the Precision Irrigation Package please visit NIAB EMR’s WET Centre website....

Duration:00:27:20

75: Pigs in the arable rotation

8/2/2019
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Do you use pigs in your arable rotation? Or perhaps your pigs form part of someone else’s rotation? In this episode, we hear how producers and landlords can work together to benefit not only each other, but the environment as well. Useful links and information Livestock and the arable rotation (https://ahdb.org.uk/livestock-and-the-arable-rotation) Targeted at managers of arable-based systems who are thinking about livestock opportunities for the first time, this guide includes sections on...

Duration:00:12:01

77: Martin Williams interviews the AHDB

7/30/2019
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Monitor Farmer, Martin Williams speaks to AHDB's Market Intelligence Analyst, Peter Collier in an open discussion about his role at the AHDB, his thoughts on exports and the global market. For more detailed information please go to https://ahdb.org.uk/cereals-oilseeds-markets

Duration:00:24:13

76: How to Body Condition Score your flock

7/26/2019
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In this edition Nerys Wright, Knowledge Exchange Manager talks to Challenge Sheep farmer, Matt Blyth from Didling farms about how he Body Condition Scores his flock and, along with tips and tricks for other sheep farmers. For more information read our BRP Manual: Managing ewes for Better Returns (https://ahdb.org.uk/knowledge-library/managing-ewes-for-better-returns)

Duration:00:23:25

74: Integrated pest management (IPM) with Jon Knight, Rob Fox, Emma Hamer and Alison Stewart

7/23/2019
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Integrated pest management (IPM) is a hot topic, but it's not a new idea. In this episode we find out who's doing what, and why, along the road towards integrated pest management. We hear from Warwickshire arable farmer Rob Fox, AHDB's Jon Knight, Emma Hamer from the NFU and Alison Stewart, all the way from New Zealand's Foundation for Arable Research. View AHDB resources on IPM (https://ahdb.org.uk/Tags/IPM) The AHDB Agronomists' Conference 2019 (https://ahdb.org.uk/agconf19) will focus on...

Duration:00:37:48

73: Meat and health

7/19/2019
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In this episode, we find out whether you can, or should, believe all that is written and claimed by those who position the future as a place away from meat in the diet. Useful links and information AHDB news Levy bodies’ £2m campaign boosts positive messaging on meat (https://ahdb.org.uk/news/levy-bodies-2m-campaign-boosts-positive-messaging-on-meat) Millions more people across Great Britain are being exposed to positive messaging on meat as a result of a joint project from the levy bodies...

Duration:00:17:21

72: Breeding policies and the use of sexed semen

7/12/2019
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Steve West from our Knowledge Exchange team talks to dairy farmer Andrew Gilman about his breeding policies and goals, and how his herd has evolved over recent years. This episode is part of AHDB's #Breed4Better campaign and covers fertility, the role of genetics, heat detection and the use of sexed semen. Useful tools and resources: Semen usage calculator (https://ahdb.org.uk/semen-usage-calculator) Herd Genetic Reports...

Duration:00:08:25

71: Why it's crucial for farmers to explore new business opportunities?

7/11/2019
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In this episode we’ll be hearing from Doreen Anderson, AHDB’s Knowledge Exchange Manager for Farmbench and will share with us the key highlights from the Arable Scotland Study Tour. Doreen will explain why ‘change’ is key and the important of mind-set when farmers are exploring new business opportunities. We will hear from Richard and Anna Black, Arable farmers who carry multiple new and exciting enterprises as well as running their main business in arable farming. Find out how Richard and...

Duration:00:28:59

69: Farming rules for water

7/5/2019
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In this episode, Zanita Markham talks to the Environment Agency about farming rules for water and the measures you can take to manage manure, fertiliser and soil to prevent runoff, erosion and leaching, building on the good practice already in operation. Find out more on the rules for farmers and land managers to prevent water pollution (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/rules-for-farmers-and-land-managers-to-prevent-water-pollution) AHDB guidance to help with farming rules for water...

Duration:00:22:57

70: Introducing the Education team

7/2/2019
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In this episode we provide an overview of AHDB's Education team. We find out what is going on across all sectors with a look at the Education Strategy with a specific look at the Grow Your Own Potatoes scheme. The information given in this podcast can be found on the following: http://www.ahdb.org.uk/education www.growyourownpotatoes.org.uk...

Duration:00:11:14

68: Grazing strategies: a chat with Cumbrian beef and lamb farmer, Paul Renison

6/28/2019
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In this edition Chloe McKee, Knowledge Transfer Officer talks to beef and sheep farmer, Paul Renison, on how he has gone from set stocking to rotational grazing on Cannerheugh farm in Cumbria.

Duration:00:13:24