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About Kite Consulting

Kite Consulting provides business services to the entire food supply chain, from farmer to retailer. Our consultants have talent, enthusiasm and motivation, which means the quality of consultancy we offer is second to none. We operate a team approach and our partnership of national specialists and leading business, people and technical consultants provides high calibre consultancy across the UK and internationally. Kite Consulting has worked with dairy farmers for 20 years improving business performance, both on a one-to-one basis and also by setting-up and running farmer groups with a range of retail customers, agricultural companies and organisations. Kite’s expertise in benchmarking, experience with group work and links to other industry specialist in the UK means we are widely recognised as one of the UK’s leading dairy consultancy companies. Why is Kite supporting EFN? “Encouraging debate and showcasing all that is great about British farming and food, is crucial.”

The Big Issues

How will AHDB’s plans for change affect farmers?

Hosts Ben Eagle and Will Evans are joined this week by the Chair of AHDB, Nicholas Saphir, and dairy farmer,…

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What the Brexit deal means for UK dairy farmers

Our dairy analyst John Allen discusses what the Brexit deal means for dairy with the help of Erik Elgersma, who…

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How can dairy farming use carbon sequestration?

How could carbon sequestration work in dairy farming? And how might it work with the post-Brexit agricultural policy? To find…

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What does Waitrose’ net zero target mean for farmers and customers?

Waitrose recently announced an ambitious target for their business and farmer suppliers to be carbon net-zero by 2035. We find…

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Expert insight: How Brexit is shaping up for the trade in dairy

Ben Eagle and Will Evans quiz trade specialist Andrew Kuyk, who shares his rather stark thoughts on the progress of…

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What Joe Biden could mean for UK dairy farmers

Following the US presidential election, we invite Eric Meyer from Highground Dairy in the States back to discuss what the…

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Farming through lockdown – mental ill-health and signs to look out for

What has been the impact of lockdown on the mental of the farming community? What are the signs of stress…

Food Files

Inside Barber’s, the oldest cheddar-makers in the world

It’s not just Chris Walkland’s puns that make this week’s episode scary….it’s our Halloween special. When we heard about the…

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Regenerative agriculture – what one dairy farmer learnt

Ben Eagle and Will Evans talk to dairy farmer, Dan Burdett, about what he’s learnt from doing a Nuffield Scholarship…

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The milkman returns – what doorstep deliveries mean for farmers

Recently released data shows how Brits returned to the milkman and doorstep deliveries during lockdown. But what does this mean…

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A dairy farmer’s perspective: Brexit looms with labour issues

Dairy farmer Henry Lewis discusses the looming labour issues as the Brexit transition period looms. Most farms, even those employing…

Practical Farming

A 2021 outlook for dairy farmers

About Kite Consulting Kite Consulting provides business services to the entire food supply chain, from farmer to retailer. Our consultants…

Farm Diaries

Milking cows through Covid in the USA

Lloyd Holterman from Rosy Lane Holsteins, a dairy farm in Wisconsin, USA, chats about Covid, cows, and celebrating awards. Ben…

The Big Issues

View from the cow shed: How life outside the EU is looking

With roughly 100 days to go until 31st December and Brexit back in the political and public spotlight, Ben Eagle…

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Finding sustainable soya for dairy cows

Hosts Ben Eagle and Will Evans are joined by our very own Tim Davies and John Allen. Before discussing the…

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How to sell milk – psychology and messaging

Ben Eagle and Will Evans talk about human psychology, branding and buying behaviour, and why marketing the health benefits of…