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

The rise of the middle-class in understanding our exports markets

In this Food and Farming podcast John Bates speaks to AHDB’s Dr Phil Hadley and David Swales about why opening up export markets is a crucial strand of work by AHDB and why levy payers ought to be concerned when news breaks, as it has recently, about China banning British beef.

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Find out more about the the work the exports team does

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Pork

Mexico open for pork from the UK

We’re delighted to share the new news that Mexico has opened its market for British pork imports for the first time. Access to this market is estimated to be worth £50 million to UK pork producers over the first five years of trade

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Mexican market opens its doors for imports of British pork

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Cereals and Oilseeds

Grain marketing with Ed Usset

In this AHDB Food and Farming podcast we talk with Ed Usset, a Grain Marketing Economist at the University of Minnesota, about all things grain marketing. Looking at what constitutes a “good price”, letting go of sales, and the five key mistakes made in grain marketing.

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Find out more on the Cereals & Oilseeds markets page

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Beef and Lamb

How calving heifers at two years old can help to boost profits in the suckler herd

The AHDB Maternal Matters campaign aims to highlight the connection between maternal performance and profitability in the suckler herd. The campaign focuses on two key areas of maternal performance: age at first calving and fertility. 

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Find out more about Maternal Matters

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Dairy

Successful grazing strategies for dairy youngstock

In this episode, Knowledge Exchange Manager James Hague is joined by Adrian to follow up from the meeting and find out what his plans are going forward. He will also speak to James Daniel from Precision Grazing, who is helping Adrian to have a greater control over grass production, enhance the quality of the grass grazed, improve animal performance per hectare and potentially extend the grazing period.

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Find out about Ninezergh farm

Learn how to make the most of grass on your farm

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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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