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  1. Pan mixer

    Imported lamb from NZ more carbon neutral than home produced?

    I usually listen to the farming programme on Radio 4, I am not always on full alert though and must cinfess to the occasional lapse in concentration. This morning I am sure that i heard that imported lamb from New Zealand can be more carbon neutral than home produced lamb. Whatever sort of...
  2. AHDB News

    Farmbench

    Farmbench is an online benchmarking tool that allows you to compare your farm to similar businesses. It helps you to identify where you can improve efficiency and increase profits. Compare agreed performance indicators with local or national farmers Make evidence-based decisions to improve...
  3. Agriland RSS

    Growers raise concerns about comments supporting a compulsory levy

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Vegetable, flower and potato growers who led the campaign to abolish a statutory levy on horticulture and potato production, have expressed concern and disappointment in recent comments by National Farmers’ Union (NFU) representatives and the Growers...
  4. CPM RSS

    Varieties – Signalling a breakdown

    Written by cpm from CPM Magazine Download PDF Signals are starting to indicate a potential breakdown of septoria resistance in varieties with Cougar parentage. CPM takes a look at the evidence to date. All measures of IPM will be important when growing these varieties. By Charlotte Cunningham...
  5. Agriland RSS

    4 new farmers join AHDB Farm Excellence project

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland Four beef and lamb farms from across England have joined the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) Farm Excellence project this month. Operating a variety of different systems, the new monitor farmers are: David Cross, Norfolk; Ian...
  6. Agriland RSS

    GLBG calls for research support for the horticulture industry

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Growers’ Better Levy Group (GBLG) is calling for Defra to support a grower managed research agency run by growers following the ballot on the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) statutory levy for horticulture and potato growers...
  7. Agriland RSS

    2 Welsh farms join major research project

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland Two Welsh farms have joined the third phase of a major agricultural research project designed to help sheep farmers to achieve the best breeding performance from their flocks. Both farms have an interest in data collection and flock performance recording...
  8. Bigjon44

    Potato blight

    Anyone got a few patches of blight in their spuds with this very unpredictable weather!! What's the best product to apply?
  9. T C

    Revystar Experience

    We have used Revystar on Spring Barley at "paint brush" for ramularia and it is disappointing. We used Adexar type (old stock) as a T2 on wheat and I thought we had too much septoria. My independent agronomist brought some plants from a neighbour who had used Revystar (same variety) and it was...
  10. Agriland RSS

    UFU president defends badger culling in TB strategy

    Written by Richard Halleron from Agriland Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) president Victor Chestnutt has taken to the BBC airwaves in order to defend the validity of badger culling as part of a strategy to eradicate bovine TB (bTB) in Northern Ireland. Earlier this week he took part in a debate...
  11. Agriland RSS

    AHDB set to cut costs by £7.8 million

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) will make £7.8 million of reductions from its annual staff and overheads budget of £29 million as part of plans to reduce operational costs and improve efficiency over the next two years...
  12. Agriland RSS

    Producer organisations set to provide ‘funding relief’ for growers – NFU

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The short-term transition of producer organisation funding by Defra provides welcome relief for growers and avoids a funding gap that could have had a significant impact on horticultural businesses, according to National Farmers’ Union (NFU) horticulture...
  13. AHDB Podcast RSS

    289: Partnership is key to an education in food & farming

    289: Partnership is key to an education in food & farming Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board Welcome to AHDBs Food & Farming podcast. No one would argue a good education provides young people with a great start in life and as the years tick by it’s not unusual for...
  14. Agriland RSS

    Man convicted of failing to provide BVD sample

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A Co. Down man has pleaded guilty to the offence of failing to provide a BVD sample from animals on his farm. Michael McVerry was convicted yesterday (July 19) at Newry Magistrates Court of one charge of failure to provide a BVD sample from animals...
  15. Agriland RSS

    Farmer convicted for failing to notify movement of animals

    Written by Agriland Team from Agriland A Co. Down farmer has been convicted of 24 charges of failure to notify the movement of animals onto his holding or the birth of said animals and 21 charges of failure to notify the movement of animals off his holding. Patrick McVerry was also convicted...
  16. Courier

    NZ Groundswell protests.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12458335 The removal of all subsidies back in the 80’s (?) meant that government has had no tools to control farmers hence the free for all on animal welfare and pollution controls which are now gradually being implemented but...
  17. GOV.UK RSS

    Too many water companies still failing to protect environment

    Too many water companies still failing to protect environment Written by Defra Press Office There has been widespread media coverage today (Tuesday 13 July) of Environment Agency’s annual report on the environmental performance of England’s nine water and sewerage companies. The report –...
  18. Agriland RSS

    Environment Agency report shows water companies are still falling short on protecting the environment

    Written by William Kellett from Agriland The Environment Agency has today (July 13) released its annual report on the environmental performance of England’s nine water and sewerage companies. Whilst there were improvements in 2020, no single company achieved all the expectations for the period...
  19. AHDB Podcast RSS

    285: Potatoes: Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research – what next?

    285: Potatoes: Sutton Bridge Crop Storage Research – what next? Written by Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board 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...
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    How much do you use PLI in bull choice

    Do you heavily use PLI in your bull selection ? If not what do you look for and what would you use if the vote on AHBD's levy next spring is not to continue paying the levy ?
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