New members for AHDB board

Two new members are to join the main AHDB board with effect from this month after approval from Defra and the devolved governments. They are Sophie Churchill OBE and Mike Sheldon. Ms Churchill will chair the potato sector board, replacing Fiona Fell and Mr Sheldon...

Genetic index to breed out bovine TB

The TB Advantage, a genetic index that could help UK farmers breed dairy cows with better resistance to bovine TB (bTB), is to be published from mid-January.   The index is claimed to be the first in the world to help farmers combat bTB through breeding stock that has...

AHDB unveils new joined-up structure

With the rebranding of the six legacy levy boards under AHDB colours now complete, the organisation is now restructuring itself to present a single, joined-up face to its levy payers and supporters. AHDB chairman Peter Kendall and chief executive Jane King, both in...

AHDB to update RB209 manual

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) is to take the lead on reviewing and updating the national Fertiliser Manual (RB209). This follows criticism of Defra for allowing the publication to date in the light of new research findings and farm...