BGS Regular Events

BGS Regular Events

 
 In 2019 BGS will be holding many of our regular events and activities. Please keep up-to-date through our website calendar, members e-newsletter and social media feeds.

BGS will also be out and about at many of the shows and local events. 

 

Summer Meeting

Three-day study tour, usually in early July, to see the strengths and problems of grassland in a different region each year with visits to grass farms and research institutions.

Conferences

Two or three days on specialist grass and forage topics or targeting particular groups:  The Research Conference series, every second year, welcomes young researchers presenting their first talk or poster. 

Special Interest days

Focused discussions with highly topical and sometimes controversial speakers to challenge your current ways of thinking, e.g Red Clover, Haylage, Horse Grazing.

Farm walks

Visits to leading grassland managers farms to investigate their techniques and share knowledge.

Upcoming Events

Durham GS Meeting - Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday 9th December 2019

Speaker: Dr David Davies,  Silage Solutions Ltd

Silage Solutions provide independent research and advice on feed conservation to the agricultural community through motivated workforce working in partnership with those they serve.  The business activities include: novel product development, product testing and development of improved 'on-farm' silage analysis and consultancy to agri-business.

Dorset GS Meeting - Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Tuesday 10th December
Christmas Social
At Poole Greyhound Stadium

First race at 6:30 pm

Partners and family welcome and encouraged!

LIMITED SPACES call 07912 649 503 or email dorsetgrasslandsociety@outlook.com

£25 per head to include:

  • Admission and race card
  • Bucks Fizz on arrival
  • Three-course Christmas meal
  • Christmas novelties
Cheshire GS Meeting - Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday 12 December, 7:45 pm

'Arla today, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow'
Arthur Fearnall, Cheshire Dairy farmer and Arla Board member

Reaseheath College Lecture Theatre

Non-members welcome.
For further information contact the Secretary, Helen Mellor (07725 611863, Helen.Machin@reaseheath.ac.uk) or Chairman, Will Gill (07780 578069, will@grasslands-uk.com)

Dorset GS Meeting - Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Tuesday 7th January
7.30 pm
At Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester

Members Evening.
Several speakers are lined up for this evening including Bertie Newman (AHDB Beef and Lamb Strategic Farm) and Will Tizard (Organic Dairy)

Gloucestershire GS Meeting - Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Wednesday 8 January, 7:30 for an 8:00 pm start

Dairy Farming in Israel - What the UK can learn from Israel's success
Fergus Hannon, Tyndale Vets

In a country renowned for its world leading high-tech sector, Israeli dairy farmers have proven to be just as innovative in their approach to intensive milk production in extreme conditions - from farming beside the Gaza Strip to farming 400 metres below sea level.  We will discuss the challenges facing Israeli farmers and the country as a whole.  

Cheshire GS Meeting - Thursday, January 9, 2020

Thursday 9 January, 7:45 pm

'Dairy Farming in the National Park'
Dan Harries, Pembrokeshire

Reaseheath College Lecture Theatre

Non-members welcome.
For further information contact the Secretary, Helen Mellor (07725 611863, Helen.Machin@reaseheath.ac.uk) or Chairman, Will Gill (07780 578069, will@grasslands-uk.com)

Durham GS Quiz Night - Monday, January 13, 2020

Monday 13th January 2020

Quiz Night with Quiz Master, Alan Hutchinson

Pie, Pea and Chip supper

Location: Jersey Farm Hotel 

Dorset GS Meeting - Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Tuesday 4th February
7.30 pm
At Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester

Germinal Seeds
The importance/value of reseeding

Entries open for the Dorset Grassland Farmer of the Year.

Gloucestershire GS Meeting - Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Wednesday 12 February, 7:30 for an 8:00 pm start

What can you change tomorrow that will start to reduce lameness in your cows?
Sue Bryan, Promar International Ltd. 

Cheshire GS Meeting - Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday 13 February, 7:45 pm

'Five things I could never learn in college'
Bertie Troy, Managing Director, Grasstec

Insights gained from working in the dairy industry in Ireland and the UK over the last 25 years.

Reaseheath College Lecture Theatre

Non-members welcome.
For further information contact the Secretary, Helen Mellor (07725 611863, Helen.Machin@reaseheath.ac.uk) or Chairman, Will Gill (07780 578069, will@grasslands-uk.com)

Members

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Local Societies

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