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Cereals industry must take action to thrive post Brexit

Cereals industry must take action to thrive post Brexit

AHDB is today issuing a bold message to the cereals industry not to sleepwalk into Brexit. The scale of the potential challenge must be appreciated by businesses at every level of the supply chain and steps must be taken to improve competitiveness, according to Chief Strategy Officer Tom Hind. The statement will be made as […]

In ovo nutrition and hypoxic exposure as new strategies in chicken production

In ovo nutrition and hypoxic exposure as new strategies in chicken production

From 8 to 11 May, more than 1,600 scientists and poultry nutrition specialists from over 60 countries came together in Salou/Vila-seca (Tarragona). The European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN 2017), organized by IRTA, consisted of 4 days brimming with knowledge and discussions on the future of poultry nutrition and production. It is important to remember […]

Potato stocks keep pace with 2015/16 season

Potato stocks keep pace with 2015/16 season

GB grower-held potato stock levels at the end of March were at 1Mt, around the same volume as the end-March 2016 and 300Kt less than the end-March 2015 according to an AHDB estimate. Despite the similarity in stock levels, any repeat of the high prices seen in 2016 will depend on a number of factors […]

Farming and scientific leaders discuss challenges facing UK’s crop production

Farming and scientific leaders discuss challenges facing UK’s crop production

Key stakeholders across the UK’s farming sector have joined academic scientists for a collaborative workshop to discuss the challenge of increasing crop production whilst maintaining soil health. The workshop, ‘Increasing crop productivity through understanding and improving soil health’, was co-hosted by the N8 Research Partnership’s (N8) AgriFood programme and research and consultancy company ADAS. Farmers, […]

Lack of agreement on eGrain passport rollout

Lack of agreement on eGrain passport rollout

Key industry representatives in the grain supply chain failed to reach an agreement yesterday on the national roll out of an electronic grain passport – a six-year project being facilitated by AHDB. The Cereals Liaison Group met in London yesterday (Tue) to consider whether a nationwide roll out should go ahead based on a costed […]

Derbyshire PCC joins force to unveil new rural crime taskforce

Derbyshire PCC joins force to unveil new rural crime taskforce

A dedicated team of officers will be throwing the spotlight on countryside crime to help protect rural communities across Derbyshire. Launched (Monday 13 March) at Bakewell Farmers’ Market, the Derbyshire Rural Crime Team will help raise awareness of the crimes that impact on the rural and farming areas of the county – helping to shut […]

Deficiency of selenium predicted to increase under future climate change

Deficiency of selenium predicted to increase under future climate change

Climate change could increase the risk of the human diet being deficient in a vital mineral, selenium – a deficiency which could contribute to problems such as poor immune function, impaired thyroid function and heart muscle issues – research has found. Selenium is an essential micronutrient, or mineral, for human and livestock health that we […]

Farming for free

Farming for free

Farmers at the Leicester Monitor Farm meeting on 10 January were encouraged to make the most of free resources available. The meeting covered soil health, crop nutrition and cover crops. Harry Henderson, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager, said: “Farmers’ own knowledge and that of their neighbours, as well as sunlight, water and soil […]

Tack marking event in Richmondshire to help fight horse-related crime

Tack marking event in Richmondshire to help fight horse-related crime

Horse enthusiasts in and around Catterick Garrison are being invited to an event to help protect their property from criminals who target stables and rural outbuildings. Officers will be offering a free tack marking service at Catterick Garrison Saddle Club, in Loos Road, on Sunday 5 February 2017, from 9.30am to 2.30pm. Using hi-tech “dot […]

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