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.


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

Anglesey Grassland Society AGM - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tuesday 21 January 2020 at Tafarn y Rhos.
Members are reminded it is also the Annual Hay Competition, entrants reminded to leave samples outside .

Guest Speaker is Dr Prysor Williams Bangor University, who will discuss “ Grassland Management Past and Future “

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.

Durham GS Meeting - Friday, February 7, 2020

Friday 7th February

Silage Farm Walk
by kind permission of
The Tweddle Family,
Garthorne Farm, Archdeacon Newton, DL2 2YB

followed by:
Annual General Meeting and Luncheon
at Walworth Castle, Walworth, DL2 2LY

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, or Chairman, Will Gill (07780 578069,

Dorset GS Meeting - Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Tuesday 3rd March
7.30 pm
At Pearce Seeds, Sherborne

Rob Drysdale from StraightLine Beef.

Durham GS Meeting - Friday, March 6, 2020

Friday 6th March, at 7.00pm prompt

60th Anniversary of The Rose Bowl
and presentation of The Silage Competition

Headlam Hall Hotel, Darlington, DL2 3HA

Arrival drinks, Three Course Dinner, Master of Ceremonies Mr Philip Holden MBE.
Guest speaker Tom Goatman, Chief Executive of The British Grassland Society
Tickets £30 per person - formal invitations will be sent out in January 2020

Cheshire GS Meeting - Thursday, March 12, 2020

Thursday 12 March, 7:45 pm

'Achieving Excellent Performance'
Oliver Hall, Dairy Business Consultant and AHDB Board Member

Reaseheath College Lecture Theatre

Non-members welcome.
For further information contact the Secretary, Helen Mellor (07725 611863, or Chairman, Will Gill (07780 578069,



BGS 13th Research Conference - Thursday, March 26, 2020 - Friday, March 27, 2020

26th— 27th  March 2020
DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading M4 J10

Dorset GS Meeting - Tuesday, April 7, 2020

AGM - Tuesday 7th April 2020
7.30 pm
At Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester

AGM followed by:

Susan Stewart, Senior Export Manager, AHDB.


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.