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Our Recent Episodes

Sunday, August 6, 2023 Embracing Digital Farming and Global Challenges with Robynne Anderson

Our guest this week, Robynne Anderson, is an authority on global agricultural and food policy. Robynne grew up on a farm and started her career in agr...

Sunday, July 30, 2023 Making Succession Flow With Pat Barrett

This week, we have our first lawyer on the show, Pat Barrett. He is both a lawyer and farmer in Wagga Wagga, Australia.Pat grew up with a passion for ...

Sunday, July 23, 2023 Sheep in the US With Brad A. Freking

This week on the Head Shepherd podcast we’re heading back over to the US to speak to Brad A. Freking, a research geneticist in the Livestock Bio-Syste...

Sunday, July 16, 2023 Growing Cashmere in NZ with David Shaw

This week on the podcast we're switching up species and discussing cashmere goats with David Shaw.In 2017, David undertook a self-directed R&...

Sunday, July 9, 2023 Driving Genetic Progress in Angus Cattle with Christian Duff

In this podcast, two genetics enthusiasts delve into IMF, methane, mature cow weight, immune competence and more, exploring the latest developments in...

Sunday, July 2, 2023 Breeding Cattle for a Hotter Future with Dr. Raluca Mateescu

Have you ever wondered why some cattle thrive better through an unusually hot summer?Our guest this week, Dr. Raluca Mateescu, Professor of Quantitati...

Sunday, June 25, 2023 Innovation in Angus with Lucinda Corrigan

This week we're back chatting about Angus cattle with another great livestock producer with a passion for genetics.Born and raised on the family ...

Sunday, June 18, 2023 Caffeine and Confinement: Lamb Survival and Reproduction with Dr. Susan Robertson

Welcome to the latest episode of the Head Shepherd podcast, where Ferg is chatting with Dr. Susan Robertson, a senior lecturer in ruminant production ...

Sunday, June 11, 2023 Maximising IMF in your Livestock with Charlotte Westwood

Today we discuss the bigger part of how you make money on the farm - how well you feed the animals. Nutrition of your livestock is one thing that you ...

Sunday, June 4, 2023 The genetics behind Angus cattle with Tom Gubbins

Do you want to develop your understanding of estimated breeding values (EBVs) in cattle? This week's podcast guest, Tom Gubbins, and our host Mar...

Sunday, May 28, 2023 Keys to a successful succession with Rick Morris.

In this podcast, we sit down with Rick, a seasoned farmer whose parents moved to his family farm in the 70s as a child,  as part of the families succe...

Sunday, May 21, 2023 Breeding for the Consumer at Cleardale with Ben Todhunter.

This week, our guest is Ben Todhunter from Cleardale Station in Canterbury NZ. Ben's grandfather purchased Cleardale in 1943 and is named after i...

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