AHDB Food & Farming Podcast

Farmers, special guests and AHDB specialists sharing their experiences and opinions, technical information, data, market intelligence, updates on exports and the latest on issues that impact your business. The AHDB Food & Farming podcast – worth a listen.

Cross sector

AgriLeader: Leadership and management for all

In this episode, our AgriLeader team talk through some of the key findings from the review and explain how the it will influence our activity over the coming months.

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Pork

Mexico open for pork from the UK

We’re delighted to share the new news that Mexico has opened its market for British pork imports for the first time. Access to this market is estimated to be worth £50 million to UK pork producers over the first five years of trade

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Mexican market opens its doors for imports of British pork

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Cereals and Oilseeds

Strategic Cereal Farm hosts discuss on-farm results

The hosts – conveniently, all named David – of three Strategic Cereal Farms chat to our very own Harry Henderson. They explore key findings from their on-farm trials and consider the relevance to the wider farming industry.

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Find out more about Strategic Farm Week

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Beef and Lamb

How calving heifers at two years old can help to boost profits in the suckler herd

The AHDB Maternal Matters campaign aims to highlight the connection between maternal performance and profitability in the suckler herd. The campaign focuses on two key areas of maternal performance: age at first calving and fertility. 

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Find out more about Maternal Matters

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Dairy

Outwintering dairy and beef cattle: can it work for you?

In this episode Bryony Ennis, Animal Health and Welfare Scientist, is joined by dairy farmer Adam Boley and beef farmer Johnny Haimes to share their experiences with outwintering cattle.

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Find out more about outwintering cattle

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Potatoes

Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research – what next?

In this AHDB Food & Farming episode, Jimmy Phillips interviews Rob Clayton, our Sector Strategy Director for Potatoes, to discuss how the planned wind down and transition of AHDB Potatoes activities will impact potato storage research. 

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Learn more about the wind down and transition of AHDB Potatoes activity

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Horticulture

Getting to grips with vine weevil

In this AHDB Food & Farming podcast, we outline the issue of vine weevil in container-grown hardy nursery stock and the available control methods. The outputs from AHDB funded project HNS 195 ‘Improving vine weevil control in HNS’ (a 5 year trial) are currently being applied on a commercial nursery and will culminate in a demonstration event in September 2021.

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Learn more about vine weevil

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