1. Farm Business RSS

    AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as new CEO

    Written by Lydia Turner Announced yesterday, Tim Rycroft, who is currently Chief Operating Officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF) will take up his position in the levy board on 31 August this year, replacing Jane King.During the intervening period the interim AHDB CEO will be Ken Boyns...
  2. Agriland RSS

    AHDB appoints Tim Rycroft as its new CEO

    Written by William Kellett Tim Rycroft has been appointed as the new chief executive of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Rycroft, currently chief operating officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), will take up his position at the Stoneleigh based levy board on...
  3. AIMS

    Tim Rycroft to Replace Jane King at AHDB

    Tim, currently chief operating officer of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), will take up his position at the Stoneleigh-based levy board on 31st August 2021, replacing Jane King. During the intervening period the interim AHDB CEO will be Ken Boyns, AHDB chief finance and operations officer...
  4. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    Sterling has been strengthening, but what could the future hold?

    Yesterday, the value of sterling closed against the US dollar at £1=$1.3844. This is up on last week’s close (£1 = $1.3780) due to easing concerns over vaccine supply from the European Union (EU). This steadying in values is not a surprise, as we have seen an overall strengthening of the pound...
  5. Agriland RSS

    Irish beef exports to the UK suffer a setback for the first month of 2021

    Written by Agriland Team A recent report by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has revealed that the import of beef consignments from Ireland to the UK fell by 32% year-on-year in January 2021. In total 10,200t of Irish beef was exported in the UK market during the first...
  6. Agriland RSS

    AHDB states that the sheep sector ‘is at a crossroads’ in its long-term outlook report

    Written by William Kellett The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) latest Horizon report has set the long-term outlook for the sheep sector in England. The report, tilted “Opportunities for the sheep sector”, explores the evidence on what the next ten years might bring and...
  7. AHDB Podcast RSS

    265: AHDB Beef & Lamb: Sheep Horizon Report Podcast

    265: AHDB Beef & Lamb: Sheep Horizon Report Podcast Written by AHDB 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...
  8. Farm Business RSS

    Changes will help breed healthier dairy cows

    Written by John Swire AHDB Dairy will introduce three changes to genetic evaluations when dairy bull proofs are published next week (6 April). The major revision is the launch of HealthyCow (HC), which rolls all individual health traits into one figure. Alongside this, a Gestation Length Index...
  9. W

    AHDB cereals poll and Red Tractor

    Would you support a cereals exit vote if ahdb do not “fix” the marketplace distortion caused by Red Tractor? AHDB financially support Red Tractor every year to the tune of £250,000.
  10. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    IGC forecast record global grain production in 2021/22

    Yesterday, the International Grains Council (IGC) produced their latest world forecasts. For total grains, the world projection for 20/21 was raised by 9Mt, to 2,224Mt. The report also pointed to record production for 2021/22, totalling 2,287Mt. This record crop will be rise of 63Mt on the...
  11. Bald Rick

    Be Aware ... PETA advert

    Emailed to Glanbia producers by our buyer, Dylan. Advert in Daily Post (so assume other regional papers too)
  12. AIMS

    AHDB Eat Balanced Campaign - Some great figures

    Consumers are rethinking their attitudes towards red meat and dairy produced in Britain as the result of AHDB’s ground-breaking We Eat Balanced campaign launched earlier this year. The £1.5M campaign which ran across TV, social media and print in January and February was a first for British...
  13. AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds

    How much wheat will E10 ethanol production use?

    On 24 February the Government announced the introduction of E10. Following this. A press release from Vivergo fuels outlined its intentions to produce ethanol from “early-2022”. The Hull based ethanol manufacturer had closed in 2018. In that time we have seen the volume of UK wheat used by the...
  14. Agriland RSS

    56% decline in shipments of Irish sheepmeat to the UK in January 2021

    Written by Agriland Team Imports of Irish sheepmeat to the UK fell by 56% in January of this year, with overall imports of fresh and frozen sheepmeat to the UK falling 9% on the same period as last year (January), according to the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB). Exports...
  15. CPM RSS

    Carbon farming – Farming for the future

    Written by cpm Download PDF As growers continue making progress towards Net Zero, AHDB highlighted some of the key issues and opportunities during its recent ‘Carbon Week’. CPM finds out more. Carbon is a currency that we need to understand. By Charlotte Cunningham Sustainable farming has been...
  16. CPM RSS

    Pulse crops – Beans means feed?

    Written by cpm Download PDF There could be exciting prospects on the domestic market for beans in both animal feed and for human consumption. CPM rounds up some of the latest advances. It’s a bit of a no-brainer in the animal feed market – there’s no obvious reason why you shouldn’t grow an LVC...
  17. CPM RSS

    Disease delve – Barley needs a boost?

    Written by cpm Download PDF The loss of chemical options for barley disease control may have left barley genetics relatively exposed. CPM takes a detailed look at how the key pathogens play out in current programmes. The breeders are beginning to look at the bigger picture and helping growers...
  18. CPM RSS

    Potato agronomy – Brackish water for irrigation

    Written by cpm Download PDF Initial findings from a farm trial in Lincolnshire suggest there may be scope to irrigate potatoes with slightly saline (brackish) water without compromising yield or quality. CPM finds out more. The salinity of soil water can affect the physical properties of soil...
  19. J

    Buying a dairy farm

    Good evening all, Im currently looking at buying a 100 acre dairy farm, big statement I know, I worked on farms in my youth years and have a reasonable understanding but are all ears. I’m currently working as a contractor in construction and are totally fed up and need to change, I totally...
  20. l'ordinary bonville

    Autumn manure banned

    I,ve heard down the grapevine that the EA are banning autumn slurry and solid muck applications as AHDB have told them there is no crop justification for applications of N or manur containing N apart from on osr This effectively means all and any livestock manures or digestate cannot be...