Farmers Weekly Podcast Episode 16: A family’s tragic farm safety story

In this week’s Farmers Weekly Podcast, it’s Farm Safety Week – and we have a special interview with farm safety campaigner Jane Gurney.

Jane’s teenage son Harry was killed in an accident involving an unroadworthy trailer – and she founded the Tilly Your Trailer safety campaign in his memory.

She talks about the campaign, how it is improving safety on farms  – and the launch of the Head to tow app. We also talk to Richard de Coverly, paramedic and assistant director of operations, Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance about some of the appalling machinery accidents he has attended

See also: In photos: Simple checks to keep farm trailers safe

We look at what the government’s Animal Health and Welfare Pathway means for livestock producers and how it could benefit the red meat sector – if done correctly.

Rural crime is always a hot topic – and we examine how police and farmers are joining forces to combat fly-tipping, hare-coursing and farm theft.

On the markets, we look at the latest dairy costings – and get to grips with straw prices as combines continue to roll into cereal crops.

And we talk to a farmer who has won a three-year battle to bring land back into production after a 10-year environmental stewardship scheme – the result could be in your favour too.

This episode co-hosted by Farmers Weekly chief reporter Johann Tasker and Surrey farmer Hugh Broom, with Farmers Weekly executive editor Philip Clarke, deputy business editor Andrew Meredith and news reporter Ed Henderson.


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