Industry

Cows on a farm
17 Nov

TB Vaccination: Would it make South West farming more resilient?

TB was so rare in 1984 when vet Ralph Drouin came across his first case, he didn’t know what it was whereas farmer Max Sealy has never known farming without it. His farm has been effectively ‘shutdown’ for 20 years.

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Professor Sally Shortall
18 Oct

Why women are needed if farming is to survive

Professor Sally Shortall has studied farming families around the world and her view remains the same. Women are vital for successful farming businesses but continue to be an under-valued resource.

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18 Oct

Inspire, network, grow

Struck by the lack of women working alongside her in the meat industry, Laura Ryan set up Meat Business Women in 2015. It is now a global phenomenon.

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18 Oct

How storytelling helps build industry resilience

Featuring in an episode of our Farming Focus podcast, BBC journalist Anna Jones and communications specialist Kendra Hall explain why storytelling and public relations is vital to the industry’s future.

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26 Sep

Managing profitability and sustainability through innovation

Adapting their growing techniques and developing their own tailor-made machinery is helping the team at Rowe Farming make impressive strides towards a sustainable future.

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Cornish Gouda cheesemakers
26 Sep

Sustainable self-sufficiency for Cornish cheesemakers

From his cheese production unit on the family farm, Giel Spierings can see the grass growing to feed the cows producing the milk he turns into Cornish Gouda; zero food miles at its finest.

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26 Sep

Leading the way in sustainable vegetable production

Farming 8,000 acres across Cornwall while employing 587 members of staff producing field-scale vegetables 365 days of the year is impressive in itself. Couple this with being sector leaders in sustainable practices and it clear to see Riviera Produce is an extraordinary business.

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06 Sep

Opportunities from growth

Taking responsibility for your own personal development and growth is critical according to agri-businessman Ian Tremain. We find out more.

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Hugh Pocock Agri Recruiter
06 Sep

Attracting and retaining good staff

Specialist recruitment expert Hugh Pocock gives farm businesses his tips on how to attract and retain good people and explains why it isn’t all about the money.

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