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.
Training and development: cost or asset?
In this AHDB Food & Farming episode, we're joined by our guest, Richard Longthorp. Richard is a cereals and pig farmer from Yorkshire and employees 20 people across his business.
We delve into the topic of training and development within farming businesses – why it is important, it’s value and how to go about it. Richard is a strong believer that providing learning and development opportunities for staff is a vital investment that all businesses, farming or otherwise, need to make.
Pig sector launches new welfare training platform
In this AHDB Food & Farming episode, we focus on welfare training for the pig sector. Our guests explain and discuss a new training platform that we’ve developed with the wider pig industry, and which will be launched later this month. The first module will cover moving and handling of pigs and will become part of Red Tractor standards in November 2021.
Listen to the episode to find out what this training will involve, who will need to complete it and why it has been developed.
Cereals and Oilseeds
Biopesticide research for cabbage stem flea beetle control
In this AHDB Food & Farming Podcast, Teresa Meadows, AHDB’s Knowledge Exchange Manager for East Anglia, talks to Claire Hoarau, who is carrying out a PhD at Harper Adams University on biopesticide options for CSFB.
Hear about the existing work in this area, the research to date and planned experiments for the season ahead in this innovative area – might this be the future of CSFB control?
Beef and Lamb
A look towards autumn grazing
Creating the perfect environment for dairy calves
In this AHDB Food & Farming episode, Knowledge Exchange Manager Hannah Lilburn is joined by Jamie Robertson from the University of Aberdeen to discuss how to create the perfect environment for calves to get them off to the best start in life.
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.
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.