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

Funding Your Future

Our sector councils are proposing to increase levy rates from the 2024/25 financial year.

Joining guest host Rebecca Wilson to discuss the reasons behind this and why it will benefit you and our industry are sector chairs Mike Sheldon (Pork), Colin Bateman (Beef & Lamb), Tom Clarke (Cereals & Oilseeds), and Lyndon Edwards (Dairy).

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Find out more about the new export stretegy

Businesses urged to build on meat and dairy export success

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Pigs Tomorrow conference 2023: What you need to know

In this episode of the Food and Farming podcast, we bring you the highlights of the recently held Pigs Tomorrow conference in Leicestershire. The event united pig producers, experts, and researchers for two days. It was a platform to tackle key challenges and actively explore innovation within the global pig farming industry. We explore labour in pig farming and its influence on working towards a more sustainable future.

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Uniting the pig farming industry at Pigs Tomorrow 2023

Labour life cycle in agriculture

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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

Roots to Resilience

Our new Roots to Resilience programme aims to equip farmers with the learning they need to take their businesses to the next level.

Senior Knowledge Exchange Manager for Beef & Lamb Amy Hughes caught up with Dallas Mount who will be leading the workshops.

Unlock your business’s full potential by taking a step back from the day-to-day to focus on your future.

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Roots to Resilience

Watch the Roots to Resilience intro video

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Tackling calf pneumonia

AHDB's knowledge exchange manager for dairy, Daisy Green, went to Buitelaar’s Long Lane Development Farm in Somerset to find out if their high health units can help tackle calf pneumonia.

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Bovine tuberculosis

UK Dairy Day 2023 sees launch of third successive calf week campaign

GB Calf Week 13–20 September 2023

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