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Podlediad Ear to the Ground / Clust i'r Ddaear

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Ear to the Ground’ is a brand-new podcast, the first of its kind to be available in both Welsh and English, that will share technical information, advice, support and inspiration to the farming community in Wales. Mae “Clust i’r Ddaear” yn bodlediad newydd sbon, y cyntaf o’i math i fod ar gael yn Gymraeg a Saesneg, fydd yn rhannu gwybodaeth dechnegol, cyngor, cefnogaeth ac ysbrydoliaeth i’r gymuned amaeth yng Nghymru.

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#69 - Preparing for tupping with vet Tom Searle

In the last episode of the podcast we heard about the three 'P's of sustainable farming. This time we'll here about the three 'T's- teeth, testicles and toes with vet Tom Searle as he discusses a very important procedure 'The Ram MOT' .  As we enter the breeding season, our guest presenter Tom Searle BVetMed (Hons) MRCVS talks us through the fundamentals. 

Tom graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2014, and now works at South Wales Farm vets. He enjoys all aspects of farm work, especially beef and sheep fertility/productivity. His special interests are with bull and ram fertility, as well as building his experience with embryo transfer.

Sun, 25 Sep 2022 18:00:27 +0000

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#68 - Tair elfen ffermio cynaliadwy, Elw, Planed a Phobl' gyda Rhys Williams ac Aled Picton Evans

Y bennod hon fydd y gyntaf mewn cyfres a gyflwynir gan amrywiaeth o gyflwynwyr gwadd ar amrywiaeth o bynciau o Amaeth yng Nghymru a thu hwnt. Bydd y cyflwynydd gwadd cyntaf yn llais cyfarwydd ir podlediad, Rhys Williams,
ffermwr defaid a gwartheg ac ymgynghorydd busnes fferm i Precision Grazing Ltd. Cafodd Rhys y fraint o ddal i fyny gyda Ffermwr Cig Eidion y Flwyddyn Farmers Weekly, Aled Evans fferm Rest ger Hendy-gwyn ar Daf. Yn y bennod hon byddant yn trafod taith Aled i ddatblygu system ffermio da byw cynaliadwy. Byddwn yn edrych yn benodol ar dair elfen o ffermio cynaliadwy, sef Elw, Planed a Phobl.

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 18:00:50 +0000

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#68 - The three elements of sustainable farming, Profit, Planet and People' with Rhys Williams and Aled Picton Evans

This episode will be the first in a series introduced by a range of guest presenter on a variety of topics from Welsh Agriculture and beyond. The first guest presenter will be a familiar voice to the podcast, Rhys Williams, a sheep and
cattle farmer and a farm business consultant for Precision Grazing Ltd. Rhys had the privilege of catching up with Farmers Weekly Beef Farmer of the year Aled Evans at Rest Farm near Whitland. In this episode they'll be discussing the journey that Aled is on in developing a sustainable livestock farming system. We will be specifically looking at three elements of sustainable farming, the three P’s which are Profit, Planet and People.

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 18:00:44 +0000

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#67 - Forage based regenerative farming with Marc Jones at Trefnant Hall, Welshpool

In this episode our Red Meat Technical Officer Lisa Roberts revisit's Marc Jones and his family at Trefnant Hall, Welshpool. Marc was deservedly rewarded last year with the British Grassland Society 'grassland farmer of the year award. We discuss the drivers to change to a forage based system, including a focus on suitable stock class and breed and how fodder beet plays an important role of reducing wintering cost. Lisa and Marc visit areas of the farm to experience the new diverse lays approach and their potential benefits and challenges, including mitigating the challenge against high fertiliser cost and extreme weather patterns. This episode is one not to be missed.

Sun, 31 Jul 2022 18:00:06 +0000

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#66 - Business & Innovation in the Basque Region of Spain

Something a little bit different within this episode as we're guided by leader of the Agri Academy, Llyr Derwydd and members of the Business and Innovation programme as they visit Bilboa and the Basque region. It's a whistle-stop tour of the diverse farming practices within the region, from the more conventional dairy farm located in Laukiz to a vineyard and a tomato producer in Arrankudiaga. They group also visited Mutriku, a seaside village where the first wave electricity plant in Europe is located. This trip certainly inspired the next generation of farming and forestry innovators and entrepreneurs in Wales.

Sun, 17 Jul 2022 18:00:31 +0000

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#66 - Busnes ac Arloesedd yn Rhanbarth y Basg o Sbaen

Rhywbeth ychydig yn wahanol yn y bennod hon wrth i ni gael ein harwain gan arweinydd yr Academi Amaeth, Llyr Derwydd ac aelodau o’r rhaglen Busnes ac Arloesedd wrth iddynt ymweld â Bilboa a rhanbarth y Basg. Mae'n daith wib o amgylch arferion ffermio amrywiol y rhanbarth, o fferm laeth confensiynol yn Laukiz i winllan a chynhyrchydd tomatos yn Arrankudiaga. Bu'r grŵp hefyd yn ymweld â Mutriku, pentref glan môr lle mae'r gwaith trydan tonnau cyntaf yn Ewrop. Mae’r daith hon yn sicr wedi ysbrydoli’r genhedlaeth nesaf o arloeswyr ac entrepreneuriaid ffermio a choedwigaeth yng Nghymru.

Sun, 17 Jul 2022 18:00:19 +0000

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#65 - Improving the environmental and economic performance of the farm

Geraint Davies of Fedw Arian Uchaf Farm near Bala shares what he’s been doing to improve the environmental and economic performance of his farm from planting new hedgerows to incorporating rotational grazing and trialling agroforestry. Also on the podcast is Geraint Jones, Forestry Technical Officer for Farming Connect, who’s been working with Fedw Arian as one of Farming Connect’s focus farms.

Sun, 03 Jul 2022 13:00:00 +0000

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#65 - Gwella perfformiad amgylcheddol ac economaidd y fferm

Mae Geraint Davies o Fferm Fedw Arian Uchaf ger Y Bala yn rhannu’r hyn y mae wedi bod yn ei wneud i wella perfformiad amgylcheddol ac economaidd ei fferm o blannu gwrychoedd newydd i gyflwyno system gylchbori a threialu amaeth-goedwigaeth. Hefyd ar y podlediad mae Geraint Jones, Swyddog Technegol Coedwigaeth Cyswllt Ffermio, sydd wedi bod yn gweithio gyda Fedw Arian fel un o ffermydd ffocws Cyswllt Ffermio.

Sun, 03 Jul 2022 13:00:00 +0000

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#64 – Innovation & Diversification Wales 2022

With the long-awaited return of the Innovation & Diversification Wales event, we took the opportunity to attend and catch-up with two of the headline speakers – Tom Pemberton and RegenBen. Tom Pemberton is a farmer, television personality, best-selling author and social media phenomenon from Lancashire, and Ben Taylor-Davies from Ross-on-Wye (aka RegenBen) is an agronomist turned regenerative agriculture consultant.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 01:00:00 +0000

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#63 – Moor Farm: a constant drive for efficiency

Andrew Rees of Moor Farm, near Haverfordwest, places a huge emphasis on efficiency within the business. Between 2016 and 2019, the farm was one of Farming Connect’s Demonstration Sites where he undertook a trial into the benefits of multispecies leys. Tune in to hear more about the outcome of the trial, Andrew’s thoughts on improving soil health, his experiences of using liquid fertiliser and ways of making the most out of the farm’s slurry.

Sun, 22 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000

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