Rhian wins funding to IFAJ in New Zealand with milk from forage story

Rhian wins funding to IFAJ in New Zealand with milk from forage story

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rhian Price, Farmers Weekly Deputy Livestock Editor, has received the Germinal Grass Champions Travel Bursary for 2015. 

The Germinal Grass Champions Travel Bursary is designed to encourage good technical writing about grassland in farming, which includes anything within the broad scope of research, plant breeding, management and utilisation.

Rhian received the award for an article published in Farmers Weekly in February 2015, explaining the role of pre-mowing grazing to help Andrew Owen achieve 4,500 litres milk from forage from a total herd average of 6,800 litres at Pantygwiail Farm, Ceredigion.

Andrew won the Welsh Grassland competition in 2013 and was a finalist in the BGS 'UK Grassland Farmer of the Year' competition in 2013. 

The 2015 Germinal Grass Champions Travel Bursary received by Rhian is a £1,500 contribution towards the costs of her attendance at the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists (IFAJ) Congress in New Zealand in October this year.

Subscribers to Farmers Weekly can view the full winning article by clicking here.

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