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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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#41 - Welsh couple climbing the New Zealand farming ladder

In 2016, Nia Jones and her husband Marc left Wales to follow their dairy farming dream in New Zealand. Three years later, they came runners up in the national Share Farmer of the Year competition in New Zealand. Quite an achievement! In this episode, Nia shares the story behind their success and reveals the next step in their journey as they continue to climb the farming ladder.

Sun, 02 May 2021 16:00:00 +0000

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#41 - Pâr o Gymru yn dringo ysgol ffermio Seland Newydd

Yn 2016, gadawodd Nia Jones a’i gŵr Marc Gymru i ddilyn eu breuddwyd o redeg fferm laeth yn Seland Newydd. Dair blynedd yn ddiweddarach, fe ddaethon nhw'n ail yng nghystadleuaeth genedlaethol Ffermwr Cyfran y Flwyddyn yn Seland Newydd. Tipyn o gamp! Yn y bennod hon, mae Nia yn rhannu'r stori tu ôl i'w llwyddiant ac yn datgelu'r cam nesaf yn eu taith wrth iddynt barhau i ddringo'r ysgol ffermio.

Sun, 02 May 2021 16:00:00 +0000

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#40 – Is liquid fertiliser more effective than compound fertiliser?

As a part of a three-year European Innovation Partnership (EIP) Wales project, trials have been undertaken on four farms in Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion to see if foliar feed (liquid fertiliser) is more effective than conventional compound fertiliser. In this episode, we meet the consultant Nigel Howells who has been leading the research project and one of the trial farmers - Mike Smith of Pelcomb Farm near Haverfordwest.  

Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:00:00 +0000

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#39 – How to harvest top quality silage

The renowned silage expert, Dr Dave Davies, joins us to share his top tips on harvesting quality silage. He explains how to avoid some of the common mistakes made whilst harvesting and shares some practical pointers on how to get it right.

Sun, 04 Apr 2021 15:22:57 +0000

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#38 – How a Welsh dairy farmer saved £25,000 a year by tackling foot health

Research suggests that approximately 1 in 3 cows in Wales is lame at any one time. Lameness can have a huge impact, not only on animal welfare, but also on the productivity of the business. In this episode, we meet one of Farming Connect’s demonstration farmers, Russell Morgan of Graig Olway Farm, who has managed to save over £25,000 a year by improving the foot health of his dairy herd. We also hear from Sara Pedersen, a farm animal vet who has been supporting the project.

Sun, 21 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000

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#37 – Reducing reliance on wormers through more targeted treatments

In this episode, we discuss strategies to reduce wormer use in ewes with the well-respected sheep consultant, Lesley Stubbings and Technion’s European Operations Manager, Eurion Thomas. As a part of a Farming Connect EIP project, they’ve been working with a group of six sheep farmers based in mid and south west Wales to develop roundworm treatment plans for their ewes in the lead up to, and shortly after lambing.

Sun, 07 Mar 2021 16:00:00 +0000

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#36 - pH y pridd yw'r allwedd i'r injan sy'n gyrru'r fferm

Ein gwestai yr wythnos hon yw'r agronomegydd, Rhys Owen. Mae'n credu'n gryf mai pH y pridd yw'r “allwedd i'r injan sy'n gyrru'r fferm”. Yn y bennod hon, mae'n sôn am bwysigrwydd samplu pridd yn gyson, deall y dadansoddiad a ffyrdd o gywiro'r pH yn y pridd er mwyn gwella perfformiad y fferm.

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 17:00:00 +0000

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#36 – Soil pH is the key to the engine that drives the farm

Our guest this week is the agronomist, Rhys Owen. He believes strongly that soil pH is the “key to the engine that drives the farm”. In this episode, he talks about the importance of regular soil sampling, understanding the analysis and ways of correcting the pH in the soil in order to improve farm performance.

Sun, 21 Feb 2021 17:00:00 +0000

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#35 - Improve your bottom line by improving your silage

Farmers producing silage within the top 25% in Wales are achieving significant productivity gains. Beef farmers are achieving extra daily liveweight gains of 400g/head and dairy farmers are seeing an increased yield of 2.2 litres of milk/cow/day, compared with the average. In this episode, we meet Dr Dave Davies of Silage Solutions Ltd to discover how improving the quality of your silage can improve your bottom line.

Sun, 07 Feb 2021 16:00:00 +0000

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#34 - Cynllunio busnes a dyfodol ffermio gydag Euryn Jones

Mae yna newid mawr yn wynebu ffermwyr dros y blynyddoedd nesaf. Yn y podlediad yma mae Euryn Jones, Dirprwy Bennaeth Amaeth HSBC a Chadeirydd Bwrdd Strategol Cyswllt Ffermio, yn rhannu ei weledigaeth a chyngor ar sut i baratoi eich busnes fferm at y dyfodol.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 19:22:26 +0000

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