When the rain stops
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by David Christensen, Paul Macer, Chris Walkland
1w ago
After Chris’ report this week, Will and Ben are joined by Paul Macer, Consultant with Kite and David Christensen, Oxfordshire farmer, to talk about forage management in the context of the incredibly wet weather experienced across the country this past season. Paul and David discuss some of the challenges on farm as a result and outline strategies for when it begins to improve to get on top of things, emphasising the need for patience. They discuss lessons that can be learned from the last year and what farmers can do to plan and mitigate for these kinds of issues in the long-term, touching on ..read more
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Taw Valley and Mozzarella
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by Chris Walkland, Edward Lott, Paul Savage
2w ago
Following Chris Walkland’s milk market report, Will and Ben are joined by Arla Foods UK Agriculture Director, Paul Savage, and Kite Director, Edward Lott. Paul and Edward talk about Arla’s recent announcement - €210 million investment into the Taw Valley plant in Devon for mozzarella production. They then go on to discuss why they chose to invest into the South West, UK and how they expect that this will positively impact the future of UK dairy farming.Please note: The information provided during this podcast has been prepared for general informational purposes only and does not constitute adv ..read more
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Eucolait and global dairy dynamics
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by Chris Walkland, Erik Elgersma, John Allen
3w ago
This week, after Chris’ milk market report, Will is joined by Erik Elgersma, founder and director of Strategic Analysis Services BV and John Allen, Kite Director to discuss their key take homes from the recent Eucolait workshop. John and Erik summarise the subdued short-term and more positive long-term dairy outlook around the world. They discuss the need to think about food as a strategic asset and focus on food security. Plus, how we must prepare for living and farming through climate change and move away from the globalisation of dairy, towards more regionalised supply and price management ..read more
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Results from Kite & Cogent EcoFeed project show increased PLI & milk solids & a carbon reduction
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by Sion Parry, Richard Ward, Rose Jackson, Chris Walkland
1M ago
After Chris’ report this week, Will and Ben are joined by Richard Ward, Derbyshire dairy farmer, Siôn Parry, genetics data and analysis specialist with Cogent & Rose Jackson, Kite’s Head of Genetics to report and reflect on the findings from a 3-year joint project between Kite and Cogent Breeding. Rose & Siôn discuss the objectives and findings of the project which focussed on maximising gains for milk solids and carbon reduction alongside the selection of the EcoFeed trait to improve feed efficiency. Richard shares his reasons for getting involved in the project, the results he’s seen ..read more
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The future of Red Tractor
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by Paul Tompkins, Chris Walkland
1M ago
After Chris’ report this week, Will and Ben are joined by Paul Tompkins, the Vice Chair of the NFU’s Dairy Board and a Dairy Technical Advisory Committee Member for Red Tractor, to discuss the investigatory report reviewing the governance of Red Tractor. Paul outlines the points of recommendation from The UK Farming Unions and AHDB and how farmers can feed their own thoughts into the second independent review being conducted about what role assurance is going to play in the future. Paul and Chris discuss the need to discontinue the Greener Farms Commitment as a way to rebuild trust and the imp ..read more
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The long-awaited formal legislation on the regulation of dairy contracts
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by Chris Walkland, Michael Oakes
1M ago
After Chris’ milk market report, this week Will and Ben are joined by Michael Oakes, the outgoing NFU Dairy Board Chair, to discuss the long-awaited formal legislation on the regulation of dairy contracts; officially labelled as ‘The fair dealing obligations (milk) regulations 2024’. Michael and Chris talk through the key parts of the legislation and how the guidance document will help both farmers and processors navigate and get the most out of the legislation. They discuss how it will be used in practice, as well as the opportunities with the non-exclusivity aspect, changes in notice periods ..read more
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GenoCells: the next-generation bulk milk sampling test for herd health management
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by Rhys Davies, Rose Jackson, Chris Walkland, Richard Miller
1M ago
After Chris’ report this week, Will and Ben are joined by Richard Miller, Genomics Business Manager at NMR, Rose Jackson, Kite’s Head of Genetics and dairy farmer Rhys Davies for a discussion about NMR’s next-generation in milk recording, GenoCells. Richard explains how GenoCells works, using one bulk milk sample to provide individual cow Somatic Cell Counts (SCC) for the herd and how the technology allows you to detect and identify specific cows for targeted health interventions. Rose outlines the potential benefits to both farms and vets, including increased efficiency and improved cow healt ..read more
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Welsh Farming and Sustainable Farming Scheme
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by Neil Blackburn, Aled Jones
2M ago
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How is climate change impacting food security and farm resilience?
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by Jason Bayley, Chris Walkland, Hayley Campbell-Gibbons, Emma McAvoy
2M ago
After Chris’ milk market report, Will and Ben are joined by not one but two of the Kite team; Hayley Campbell-Gibbons, Head of Sustainability and consultant Emma McAvoy alongside Jason Bayley, a Staffordshire dairy farmer. They share their thoughts on the highlights and mood at Dairy Tech this year where they were also speaking about the effects and impact of climate change on farm. Emma and Hayley discuss a recent survey of farmers which shows the extent of the issue with Jason talking though the challenges he has faced and what investments he’s made to plan for and mitigate. In highlighting ..read more
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Endless possibilities – Incorporating SFI into productive dairying
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by Ollie Blackburn, Chris Walkland, Becki Leach, Helen Dent
2M ago
Following Chris Walklands milk market report, Will and Ben are joined by Ollie Blackburn; farm manager of Dillington Farms, part of the Dillington Estate in Somerset, and Kites Senior Sustainability Consultant Helen Dent. Helen gives an overview of current sustainable farming incentive schemes that are available now, and any changes over the next few years. They discuss how these have been incorporated into Ollies 300 cow unit and how environmental management has helped the farm both in terms of the natural environment and the overall business ..read more
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