AHDB food and farming podcast

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

Cross sector

Graham Wilkinson: Getting to know AHDB's new CEO

Graham Wilkinson has taken up the reins at AHDB. But who is the new CEO and what does it mean for levy payers and those in the wider supply chain?

Our Head of Engagement for Beef and Lamb, Sam Charlton, caught up with Graham to find out the answers and discover more about his ambitions for AHDB.

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Graham Wilkinson starts as new CEO of AHDB

AHDB's funding and structure


Water regulations for outdoor pig production

In this episode, KE Relationship Manager Andrew Palmer catches up with the Environment Agency to discuss water regulations and guidelines, and how outdoor pig producers can minimise the risks of pollution.

Our guests are Environmental Land Management Scheme Advisor Helen Blower and Jackie Vale, Senior Advisor and Lead for the Farming Rules for Water.

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Farming rules cab card

Water regulations for farmers

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Cereals and Oilseeds

Becoming a Monitor Farm

We visited Jack Houghton, a farm manager near Wolverhampton, as he officially joined our Monitor Farm programme.

Our reporter Carolyn Smith went along to the launch event to meet all those involved, including Knowledge Exchange Manager Alex Ansell.


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Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) review (2022–2023)

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Beef and Lamb

Food production and the ecosystem

As part of our Roots to Resilience programme, Katie Evans, AHDB National Specialist for Grass, Forage and Soil, is joined by Jason Rowntree to discuss how we could improve ecosystems while maintaining productivity on farm.

Jason is a professor of animal science at Michigan State University and director of MSU Center for Regenerative Agriculture.

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Roots to Resilience

Watch the Roots to Resilience intro video

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Managing an early turnout in a wet spring

Strong winter grass growth followed by a wet start to the year has made it tricky to get dairy herds out for grazing.

AHDB Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager Jamie McCoy explores ways to make the most of the conditions by heading to a farm in Wales as well as catching up with pasture-to-profit consultant Piers Badnell.

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Benefits of on/off grazing cows in autumn

Forage for Knowledge end of year review – 2023

Grassland management

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