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

What does it take to open new markets around the world?

In this episode of AHDB’s Food & Farming podcast, hosted by John Bates, AHDB’s Dr Phil Hadley and Karen Morgan from the Department for International Trade (DIT) explain what it takes to open new markets and how they go about strengthening alliances with like-minded trade partners around the globe.

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Find out more about exports

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Pork

The Animal Health and Welfare Pathway - what pig producers need to know

In this Food and Farming podcast our guests Stewart Houston CBE, co-designer of The Pathway; Mandy Nevel, Veterinary surgeon and Head of Animal Health and Welfare, AHDB; and Lauren Dimmack, Senior Animal Health & Welfare Scientist, AHDB discuss with our host, John Bates, what led to the development of The Pathway, Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) and how pig producers can get involved.

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Find out more about the Animal Health and Welfare pathway

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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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Find out more about Strategic Farms

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Beef and Lamb

Using EID and collecting data

In this Food and Farming podcast, Knowledge Exchange Manager, Emma Steele, chats to Shropshire Beef & Lamb Strategic Farmer, Neil Brown, about his use of EID and using the information he collects to make management decisions, including weaning.

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Find out more about Neil's farm

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Dairy

Reducing lameness with anti-inflammatories

In this episode, Knowledge Exchange Manager Alan McFadzean is joined by Dr James Wilson and herd manager David Badger, to talk about the results from a recent AHDB funded study into whether non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs can improve cure rates for claw horn lesions.

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Find out more about lameness in dairy cows

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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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