Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 10: Red meat revival and cow attacks

In this week’s Farmers Weekly Podcast, retired agronomist John Porter tells how his brother Mike was killed when the two men were attacked by a herd of cows while walking their dogs.

Cattle were responsible for nine deaths nationally last year – and farmers are being urged to identify problem cows to keep everyone safe on public footpaths.

See also: Tips on staying legal with bulls and cows near footpaths

We take a special look at the latest wheat and barley varieties available for growers to drill this autumn – as we preview this month’s online Cereals Live event.

On the markets, some welcome news for beef and lamb as consumers return to red meat – a great British food product they know and trust.

It’s peak silage time and harvest is approaching with lots of tractors on the road – prompting police to warn farmers and farm workers to get off those mobile phones while driving.

And we meet Toby Whatley – a farmer who started his own pizza business – with an extra special ingredient thanks to the Henry Plumb Foundation.

 

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