Main content

12/07/19: Beef prices, LEAF schools, Project to increase access of BAME to the countryside

Chris Mallon from the National Beef Association tells Charlotte Smith that beef prices have fallen significantly on last year and which is putting enormous pressure on producers.

Beef prices are down - Chris Mallon from the National Beef Association tells Charlotte Smith that on average farmers are getting between £160 to £260 pounds a head less than this time last year and without help the future of British beef production may be bleak.

The farming and education group LEAF are taking their practise of demonstration farms into schools to increase awareness of farming and the countryside at an earlier age. Caroline Drummond tells Charlotte why they hope to achieve.

For Farming Today's access to the countryside week Charlotte speaks to Zakiya McKenzie who founded the Green and Black initiative which aims to connect with Caribbean and African communities through the common theme of nature.

On Your Farm returns to Radio 4 this Sunday with Yorkshire Shepherdess Amanda Owens and she explains why she decided to open her life and the life of her family up to the media spotlight.

Producer: Toby Field

23 days left to listen

14 minutes

Broadcast

Podcast