AHDB Looking for new board members

delilah

Member
Now all those that have been vocal about how AHDB need to change start with the excuses.
Haven't got the time,
I can earn more doing other things
Blah blah blah.


Step up and make a difference!
WALOB. I don't have to be football manager material to have the right to criticise my teams manager. I don't have to be author material to have the right to criticise a book. Paying my hard earned money gives me a mandate to criticise where necessary.
 

kiwi pom

Member
Location
canterbury NZ
WALOB. I don't have to be football manager material to have the right to criticise my teams manager. I don't have to be author material to have the right to criticise a book. Paying my hard earned money gives me a mandate to criticise where necessary.
True but no two farmers agree on anything so the board is there to make the decisions, some will agree with them some won't.
You have a lot of strong opinions on here, it's pretty good money for not too many days work. Why not apply?
 

Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
WALOB. I don't have to be football manager material to have the right to criticise my teams manager. I don't have to be author material to have the right to criticise a book. Paying my hard earned money gives me a mandate to criticise where necessary.
WTF are you on about?

I didn't say they don't have the right to criticise.

What I said if you had inwardly digested it was that to say they could do a better job and then not apply to show they can is a complete cop out!

I will apply, lets give the “make change from
within” idea a go !

very doubtful i even get considered however IMO
Three of the roles are to attract current levy payers from Beef & Lamb, Cereals & Oilseeds ✔ , Dairy and Potatoes, together with other essential skill sets. The remaining three roles are required to have a specific area of skill and experience but ideally in one or more of the following areas:

  • Data/IT/Digital transformation✔
  • The environment/Sustainability✔
  • Communication and engagement✔
  • Transformational change
  • Knowledge of international markets
  • Business management✔
  • Corporate finance
You'd tick those boxes plus a few more besides......I'll see you at the interviews 👍
 

Clive

Staff Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
WTF are you on about?

I didn't say they don't have the right to criticise.

What I said if you had inwardly digested it was that to say they could do a better job and then not apply to show they can is a complete cop out!



Three of the roles are to attract current levy payers from Beef & Lamb, Cereals & Oilseeds ✔ , Dairy and Potatoes, together with other essential skill sets. The remaining three roles are required to have a specific area of skill and experience but ideally in one or more of the following areas:

  • Data/IT/Digital transformation✔
  • The environment/Sustainability✔
  • Communication and engagement✔
  • Transformational change
  • Knowledge of international markets
  • Business management✔
  • Corporate finance
You'd tick those boxes plus a few more besides......I'll see you at the interviews 👍
i tick them all very comprehensively actually

however, people with a mind of their own / strong, divisive opinions like me tend not to be over welcome in such roles so I doubt i will be seeing you at an interview really ! And there are plenty in the current "ag establishment" that would try as hard as they can to keep the likes of me away from such roles i'm sure

but i will apply, cant be said didn’t try at least
 
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Sid

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
South Molton
i tick them all very comprehensively actually

however people with a mind of their own like me tend not to be over welcome in such roles so I doubt i will be seeing you at an interview really !

but i will apply
Fair enough. I just ticked what I had gleaned about you.

I'm not so sure about the mind of your own comment. Things are changing, slowly.

Your like me you ask the challenging questions that need to be asked but other think but shy away from.

Many times I get "I'm glad you asked that" after.
 

Clive

Staff Member
BASE UK Member
Location
Lichfield
Fair enough. I just ticked what I had gleaned about you.

I'm not so sure about the mind of your own comment. Things are changing, slowly.

Your like me you ask the challenging questions that need to be asked but other think but shy away from.

Many times I get "I'm glad you asked that" after.
i get a lot of people thanking me for saying things / asking awkward questions they think but are often not confident enough to say themselves

That rarely endears to the establishment however who generally love the status quo of “as little change as possible please ”. “don’t upset xxx, hes a jolly nice chap don’t you know”

i’m ALL about change and no industry needs it more than UK agriculture IMO
 

SteveHants

Member
Livestock Farmer
I'm stuck on what they mean by "recent" levy payer - I was until 2018, hopefully that is recent enough for them.

I like to think I'm instrumental in driving change..... If my students actually turn up to lectures, that is.... :unsure:
 

delilah

Member
True but no two farmers agree on anything so the board is there to make the decisions, some will agree with them some won't.
You have a lot of strong opinions on here, it's pretty good money for not too many days work. Why not apply?
I have said on here many times that I take my hat off to those who serve. It's not for me.

WTF are you on about?

I didn't say they don't have the right to criticise.

What I said if you had inwardly digested it was that to say they could do a better job and then not apply to show they can is a complete cop out!
WTF are you on about ?

You have said there that I have the right to criticise, then in your next sentence said that to criticise and not apply is a cop out. Make your mind up.
 

Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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