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Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We equip the industry with easy to use, practical know-how which they can apply straight away to make better decisions and improve their performance. AHDB is a statutory levy board and is funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain.

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Our purpose is to inspire our farmers, growers and industry to succeed in a rapidly changing world. We equip the industry with easy to use, practical know-how which they can apply straight away to make better decisions and improve their performance. AHDB is a statutory levy board and is funded by farmers, growers and others in the supply chain.

    Cattle handling: keep calm and keep moo-ving

    Cattle handling: keep calm and keep moo-ving

    Cattle handling can be stressful for cows and farmers and the speakers on our recent series of webinars on this topic have given us a better understanding of how our cows see and think and what we can do to make handling them safer and less stressful for all concerned.
     
    In this episode Knowledge Exchange Manager Becky Miles talks to Joep Driessen from Cow Signals in the Netherlands to find out how he became a ‘cowmunicator’ and some tips on handling cattle.  
    Watch our cattle handling webinar with Temple Grandin.
     
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    • 40 min
    Fungicide Challenge 2021

    Fungicide Challenge 2021

    In this episode, Philip Dolbear, AHDB's South West Knowledge Exchange Manager, talks about the Fungicide Challenge with Chloe Morgan and Jonathan Blake of ADAS, and AHDB Monitor Farm host Ashley Jones from Saltash, Cornwall. They explain the Fungicide Challenge in which groups of farmers across the country compete to achieve the best margin over fungicide programme costs in a local wheat crop. Last year was a question of 'less is more' but will that be the case for harvest 2021?Image copyright: www.paulslaterimages.com Paul Slater Images

    • 20 min
    Beef & Lamb: 'My Strategic Farm journey' with Ian Norbury

    Beef & Lamb: 'My Strategic Farm journey' with Ian Norbury

    In this episode we hear from Beef & Lamb Strategic Farmer Ian Norbury as he reflects on the changes he has implemented and the lessons he has learnt during the past three years being a part of the project. Running a beef farm in Mobberley Cheshire, Ian now works full-time on the farm alongside his father to look after the 250 acres of land, located close to Runway 2 at Manchester Airport. Since beginning his journey as a Strategic Farmer with AHDB in 2017, Ian explains that one of the biggest and most effective changes he has implemented is rotational grazing, as well as colostrum testing, taking egg fluke counts instead of routine worming, using EID tags, increasing numbers and reducing the calving period to 12 weeks. Take a listen to find out more about his journey.Useful links:https://ahdb.org.uk/dairy-farm-beef-lamb-strategic-farmhttps://ahdb.org.uk/farm-excellence

    • 36 min
    AHDB Beef & Lamb: Sheep Horizon Report Podcast

    AHDB Beef & Lamb: Sheep Horizon Report Podcast

    AHDB has released the latest in a series of Horizon reports which scan the landscape ahead, and in this podcast we are going to look at the report, which takes a look at the key opportunities for the sheep sector over the next 10 years. 

    There are around 33.5 million sheep in the UK, spread over 78,000 farm holdings. 

    The average number of sheep and lambs on each holding is 430. About 10,400 holdings have fewer than 20 head of sheep, and 9,400 have more than 1000 head. 

    In this podcast John Bates chats to Rebecca Miah, AHDB Beef & lamb sector strategy director and David Swales, Head of Strategic Insight about the report and what it means for sheep farmers.


    Links


    MI Sheep Horizon Report


    MI Sheep Horizon press release


    KPI Beef & Lamb calculator


    AHDB Market Information

    This episode was hosted by John Bates and producer by Gemma Pamment.

    • 22 min
    Voting Report on AHDB Potato ballot now with Ministers

    Voting Report on AHDB Potato ballot now with Ministers

    A ballot to decide the future of the AHDB Potato levy has concluded and the voting report has been passed to Ministers in London and the devolved administrations for a decision on what happens next.
     
    In this podcast, John Bates gets AHDB Chairman Nicholas Saphir's reaction to the voting outturn. 
     
    The Independent company UK Engage was appointed to run the ballot and the outturn has been published on the AHDB website.

    • 3 min
    Improving cow flow in the dairy herd

    Improving cow flow in the dairy herd

    In this episode Knowledge Exchange Managers Hannah Lilburn and Kate Harris talk to New Zealand vet Neil Chesterton about understanding cow behaviours, and how we can change our behaviour to make the cattle handling process less stressful on all of us. 
    Read the summary article of the webinar with Neil Chesterton.
     
    Watch our cattle handling webinar with Temple Grandin.

    Feedback survey: We'd love to know what you think of our podcasts. If you’d like to give your feedback, please complete our short questionnaire, which will help us to improve the podcast on an ongoing basis.   Podcast produced and edited by Kate Smith.

    • 28 min

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