BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year

BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year

BGS

 

 

To provide the judges with some overall facts about your farm and grassland management policies prior to the on-farm judging, please complete this questionnaire.  You may enclose other details that you consider appropriate.

Local Societies are to notify its winner to their Regional Council Member or BGS office by Friday 2nd June 2017 (except Wales). Welsh Societies should use FWGS forms and deadlines.

Full Enterprise/Farm Costs

The availability of enterprise and/or full farm costs will be positively considered by the judges and is strongly encouraged in order to help them in the judging process.  These will be treated with strict confidentiality. If you are unable to supply these details initially, please make sure they are available on the day of the farm visit.

If you would like to print a blank copy of the entry form, a pdf version can be downloaded here

 

** LOCAL SOCIETY ENTRANTS SHOULD COMPLETE SECTIONS A AND B **

** REGIONAL WINNERS SHOULD COMPLETE ALL SECTIONS A TO E **

SECTION A

FARM DETAILS
Farm Area

Please type the amount, then in the following box select the measurement you are using

Forage Area

Please type the amount, then in the following box select the measurement you are using

Arable Crops

Please type the amount, then in the following box select the measurement you are using

Number of people involved with livestock & forage

Please state the farm labour units (whole or part labour units)

labour units
labour units

SECTION B

STOCK

Please fill in all the sections below that apply by selecting the stock type

** SECTIONS C to E SHOULD ONLY BE COMPLETED BY REGIONAL WINNERS CONTINUING TO THE NATIONAL ROUND OF THE COMPETITION **

LOCAL SOCIETY ENTRANTS CAN SKIP THESE SECTIONS - PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY FORM BY CLICKING THE BUTTON AT THE END OF THIS PAGE.

SECTION C

GRASSLAND MANAGEMENT
Grazing System

Please include the dates for all stock that applies to your farm

Please include the dates for all stock that applies to your farm

NoneLow <10%Mod 10% - 40%High >40%
Grazing
Silage
Grass Improvement & Reseeding Policy
Nutrient Use
Nitrogen Use

Please type the amount, then in the following box select the mesurement you are using

Conserved Forages - Grass Silage

Please give quantity and quality details for conserved forages fed in winter

Please include the area of 1st and 2nd cut etc. and the type i.e. clamped, round bailed etc.

Silage Quality - First cut
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%
Silage Quality - Second cut
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%

Please give details of your machinery policy including the proportion of field operations carried out by contractors.

SECTION D

ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES
Environmental Schemes

 

 

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SECTION E

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

e.g. Labour sharing, buying goups etc.

Members

BGS Members BGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage.

Local Societies

BGS Members Use our Local Society directory to locate your nearest societies, information resources and experts on grassland farming and foraging.