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

Shape the Future - what are the next steps?

Join this Food and Farming podcast with AHDB's Will Jackson and NFU President Minette Batters to find out more about the next steps for voting on AHDB's Shape the Future.

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Find out more about the Shape the Future

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Pork

Effective management of feed on farm

In this pork-focused edition of AHDB’s Food and Farming podcast, Vikki Campbell, Senior Market Specialist Manager (Arable) AHDB, Carol Davis, Lead Analyst - Farm Economics AHDB, Dr Phil Baynes, Managing Director Baynes Nutrition Ltd., and Patrick Loten, Knowledge Exchange Manager (South and Central) Pork AHDB chat with host John Bates about effective ways to manage feed. They discuss facts on the impact of the war in Ukraine on feed, price volatility, practical ways to improve feed efficiency and on-farm storage and so much more.

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Feed price volatility in the pork sector

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Cereals and Oilseeds

Looking ahead and behind – Being the first AHDB Strategic Cereal Farm

As we embark on another year of output from our growing network of strategic farms, Jane Craigie takes some time to speak to Suffolk farmer, Brian Barker, the first ever AHDB strategic cereal farm. This episode discusses the journey and successes so far, creating that blueprint for future farms and what’s left to do.

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Beef and Lamb

Reducing inputs and understanding soil tests pt1

This Food & Farming podcast episode is part one of two episodes which follows the journey of Beef & Lamb Strategic Farmer Chris Elkington and independent consultant Dr Liz Genever as they look into reducing inputs (such as fertiliser) and understanding what soil tests are telling us. 

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Find out more about Chris and Louise

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Dairy

Managing soils for a sustainable future

In this episode James Hague, Knowledge Exchange Manager for AHDB Dairy, is joined by Ruari Martin, Farm Director at Myerscough College in Lancashire, part of our strategic dairy farm programme. Ruari discusses how he’s working to improve his soil health to produce as much energy and protein as possible for feed, but also encourage carbon sequestration.

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Find out more about soils

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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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