443: Milk Every Moment
AHDB Food & Farming Podcast
by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
2w ago
Milk Every Moment is a new milk-focused marketing campaign we've launched in collaboration with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS). AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager Jess White finds out more about the push to empower the next generation from some of those involved. Useful links Milk Every Moment | AHDB Empowering the next generation with the Milk Every Moment campaign | AHDB BUCS British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) FeedbackWe'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 ..read more
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442: Connecting school children with farming
AHDB Food & Farming Podcast
by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
2w ago
John Bates lifts the lid on what AHDB's doing to educate the next generation about the origins of their food. From school farm visits to getting ingredients into schools, John and our Head of Education, Roz Reynolds discuss these initiatives in detail with the help of teachers and a beef farmer who've been involved. Useful links Education | AHDB School farm visits support programme for farmers (England and Wales) | AHDB Students thrive in kitchen thanks to funded ingredients programme | AHDB FeedbackWe'd love to know what you think of our podcasts. If you’d like to give your feedback, pleas ..read more
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441: Resilient beef: Lucerne, herbal leys & mindset
AHDB Food & Farming Podcast
by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
3w ago
Following a difficult winter, AHDB Beef and Lamb Engagement Manager Emma Steele looks at how sustainable forages like lucerne can help adapt to changing weather patterns, balance soil health, improve livestock performance and increase profitability. Joining Emma is Monitor Farmer Ian Farrant and Paul Morgan, Germinal Sales Manager and forage guru. Useful links Book on to the event: Resilient beef systems - Lucerne Germinal- Ask an expert AHDB Weather Hub FeedbackWe'd love to know what you think of our podcasts. If you’d like to give your feedback, please complete our short questionnaire, wh ..read more
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440: The Recommended Lists turn 80
AHDB Food & Farming Podcast
by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
3w ago
We mark 80 years of the Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) which has been delivering trusted, independent variety information since 1944. Join presenter Carolyn Smith for a potted history, with contributions from some of those who have helped shape the RL, and others who have relied on the guide. Useful links Recommended Lists for cereals and oilseeds (RL) | AHDB A brief history of the Recommended Lists (RL) | AHDB Variety selection tools for cereals and oilseeds | AHDB FeedbackWe'd love to know what you think of our podcasts. If you’d like to give your feedback, please complet ..read more
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439: Agonomics with David & Jack
AHDB Food & Farming Podcast
by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
1M ago
In this simulcast to promote AHDB's brand new podcast series, Agonomics with David & Jack, economists David Eudall and Jack Watts look at why pork market prices have been stable so far this calendar year. Could an extended run for Gareth Southgate's squad at Euro 2024 create a spike in demand? And while it's all quiet on the pig front, the same can't be said for the grain markets as we enter a critical and volatile time of the year with the harvests across Europe. So, all eyes on Germany... and Russia and Ukraine this summer! Plus, David reveals which former Loose Women panellist is alre ..read more
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438: British Pig & Poultry Fair round up
AHDB Food & Farming Podcast
by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
2M ago
We bring you some of the highlights from the British Pig & Poultry Fair that took place at the NEC, where contingency planning for African Swine Fever (ASF) was among the topics of AHDB's theatre sessions. Reporter Martin Winch catches up with our Head of Animal Health and Welfare, Dr Mandy Nevel, to talk more about ASF, as well as getting word from recently appointed Pork Sector Council Chair, Glen Nimmo, and Head of Education, Roz Reynolds. Useful links Contingency planning in the face of African swine fever | AHDB Education | AHDB The British Pig & Poultry Fair (pigandpoultry.org ..read more
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437: Environmental baselining pilot launched
AHDB Food & Farming Podcast
by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
2M ago
We have launched a multi-million-pound project to address the intense pressure faced by farmers to deliver on environmental targets by showcasing the importance of on-farm environmental baselining. Joining Lisa Bray to talk about pilot that will help demonstrate the real environmental impact of British agricultural products is AHDB's CEO, Graham Wilkinson, and Livestock Science and Environment Director, Chris Gooderham. Useful linksEnvironment Baselining Pilot | AHDB The environment: farming and agriculture | AHDB Environmental Land Management Schemes | AHDB FeedbackWe'd love to know what y ..read more
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436: AHDB Dairy: Understanding Johne's disease
AHDB Food & Farming Podcast
by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
2M ago
Johne's disease is a contagious bacterial infection that affects the intestinal tract of cattle and other ruminants and is most commonly acquired in young animals. In this episode knowledge exchange manager James Hague is joined by Pete Orpin from the Action Group for Johne’s, Sarah Tomlinson, AHDB’s lead veterinary science expert, and farmer Caroline Williams to discuss the importance of detection and control of the disease. Useful links Johne's Disease | AHDB Managing and treating Johnes | AHDB Quarterly screening helps control Johne’s disease | AHDB FeedbackWe'd love to know what you thi ..read more
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435: Using genomics to improve dairy herds
AHDB Food & Farming Podcast
by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
3M ago
Lifting the lid on the world of dairy genomics is AHDB Knowledge Exchange Manager Alan McFadzean. Alan's joined by strategic dairy farmer John Bailey and veterinary surgeon Dr Neil Eastham to find out what they have achieved by embracing tools like the Profitable Lifetime Index (PLI). Useful links Dairy breeding and genetics | AHDB Breeding indexes and traits | AHDB Profitable Lifetime Index £PLI | AHDB FeedbackWe'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 ongoin ..read more
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434: Genetics: The suckler industry's missed opportunity
AHDB Food & Farming Podcast
by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board
4M ago
Using genetics, rather than selecting animals purely on their visual characteristics, is likely to lead to a more productive and profitable suckler herd. So why do so few beef farmers use them? AHDB's Beef and Lamb team caught up with our Lead Animal Genetics Expert, Harriet Bunning, and suckler farmer James Dixon to discuss what factors should be considered when choosing your best breeding animals. Useful links Maternal Matters: Using EBVs and Indexes for selection in the suckler herd | AHDB Choosing bulls for Better Returns | AHDB National beef evaluations | AHDB FeedbackWe'd love to know ..read more
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