AHDB Webinars

May
12
Wed
AHDB: British pig and poultry fair forums
May 12 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Online Pig & Poultry Forums take place on 12 May 2021. Hear from industry leaders as they give their predictions for the year ahead, find out what’s new and gather ideas for your business.

This is your chance to hear from an expert panel on the challenges and opportunities ahead for pork in the Pig Outlook. Plus, technical forums on optimising sow and pre-weaning piglet performance, along with a heads up on what is coming for ammonia emissions.

Overview of pig programme

11:30 Pig Outlook       

  • Mike Sheldon, AHDB (Chair)
  • Sophie Throup, Morrisons
  • Andrew Saunders, Tulip
  • Rob Mutimer, NPA Chairman

12:30 Optimising sow and pre-weaning piglet performance

  • Steve Jagger, ABN (Chair)
  • Chris Opschoor, Topigs Norsvin
  • Kristian Volshøj, AB Neo

13:15 Ammonia: What’s coming, how to prepare and funding opportunities

  • Jon Foot, AHDB (Chair)
  • Philippa Mansfield, Catchment Sensitive Farming
  • Simon Lague, Big Dutchman
  • Daniel Holling, Big Dutchman

The Online Forums take place on Wednesday 12 May 2021. They are free to attend and open to everyone in the pig supply chain.

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May
20
Thu
AHDB: RamCompare five year results
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

As the second phase of RamCompare comes to a close, we reflect on the culmination of data collection and research over the past five years to identify what we can learn from the results. Twelve farms across Great Britain and Northern Ireland and a number of industry partners have helped to make this one of the sheep industry’s most successful research and knowledge exchange projects.

This webinar will discuss findings from the RamCompare project results:

  • Breeding values can be successfully generated from abattoir data
  • Breeding values currently generated in Terminal Sire breeding flocks are valuable indicators of commercial performance for lambs being finished for slaughter
  • The value of CT scanning as an important tool to enhance predictions of carcase weight, yield and shape
  • There are important genetic differences between sires in both the physical and economic performance of their offspring, including differences that directly influence the consumer in terms of the distribution of meat within the carcase and meat tenderness

RamCompare is the national progeny test for terminal sire breeds, funded by the levy boards AHDB, HCC, QMS; supported by Agrisearch in Northern Ireland and working with partners across the food chain.

To find out more about the project results and also how you can be involved in the next phase, sign up to this free webinar today. You can still register even if you can’t make the date and time, and you will receive a recording after the event.

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May
25
Tue
AHDB: Latest research on ewe longevity and Challenge Sheep data
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Promoting lamb survival and ewe longevity has been a key focus for AHDB’s Challenge Sheep project, which also looks at the ewe’s lifetime performance and best practice for managing replacement ewes. On this webinar we will be joined by AHDB’s Animal Health & Welfare scientist Dr Amey Brassington and guest Kate Flay to run through the latest research on ewe longevity and offer practical advice on the following;

  • Ways to assess your flock efficiency
  • The most common causes of why ewes leave the flock early
  • Making informed culling decisions
  • How to assess ewe performance

To find out more about the latest research, sign up to this free webinar today. You can still register even if you can’t make the date and time, and you will receive a recording after the event.

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May
27
Thu
AHDB: Selection and use of biological control agents in the production of ornamental crops – Aphids and whiteflies
May 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The use of biological control agents is now an established element of integrated pest management in the production of protected ornamental crops, including pot plants, bedding and hardy nursery stock.

Building on the recent suite of AHDB videos on biological control – creating an IPM programme, introducing biological control agents, crop monitoring and the use of sticky traps, this webinar will examine the ‘Selection and use of biological control agents in the production of ornamental crops’. It will include the control of key sap sucking pests such as aphids and whiteflies and will feature the well-known entomologist and IPM specialist Neil Helyer, along with a grower case study.

The webinars will cover:

  • Pest identification and life-cycles
  • Selection, application and use of biological control agents
  • Monitoring and management of programmes

BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for these webinars

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Jun
17
Thu
AHDB: Selection and use of biological control agents in the production of ornamental crops – Thrips and mites
Jun 17 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The use of biological control agents is now an established element of integrated pest management in the production of protected ornamental crops, including pot plants, bedding and hardy nursery stock.

Building on the recent suite of AHDB videos on biological control – creating an IPM programme, introducing biological control agents, crop monitoring and the use of sticky traps, this webinar will examine ‘Selection and use of biological control agents in the production of ornamental crops’. It will focus on cell piercing pests like thrips and mites and will feature the well-known entomologist and IPM specialist Neil Helyer, along with a grower case study.

The webinars will cover:

  • Pest identification and life-cycles
  • Selection, application and use of biological control agents
  • Monitoring and management of programmes

BASIS and NRoSO points will be available for these webinars

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