109: Monitor Farm takeover

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109: Monitor Farm takeover

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The first episode in the Farm Excellence series of the AHDB podcast focuses on cereals & oilseeds. The Monitor Farm programme comprises a network of farmers from across the UK and Northern Ireland committed to driving innovation and best practice. They host regular meetings at their farms in which they discuss issues facing agriculture in their region.

This November saw the Monitor Farm Conference take place in Nottingham: an event for Monitor Farmers to come together and collaborate. We caught up with three of our newest Monitor Farmers: Richard Ling (Diss Monitor Farm in Norfolk), Rory Lay (Loppington Monitor Farm in the West Midlands) and Ashley Jones (Saltash Monitor Farm in the West Country). They discussed their views on this years’ conference, what makes a good leader and why they decided to become Monitor Farmers.

Visit the website to find out more information about our Farm Excellence programme.

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Written by John Swire

With temperatures forecast to rise above 25°C, cattle producers should be prepared to mitigate the negative effects of heat stress on their beef and dairy animals.

“Cattle are fairly comfortable when the ambient temperature is between 15°C and 25°C over the summer months but if the thermometer rises significantly, production performance will start to suffer,” warns Jacob Lakin from Azelis Animal Nutrition.

“This is because both a milk production and growing beef animal will start to divert energy away from production performance towards keeping cool. You’ll notice if a cow is struggling during a summer heatwave because she will start to salivate heavily and pant...