BGS Regular Events

BGS Regular Events

 
 In 2017 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

CANCELLED Farm Crap App Pro Evening - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

At this year's Grassland and Muck show the SWARM Hub project will be launching the new Pro version of the Farm Crap App.

To test the tool prior to it's luanch they are running two early-view events, where farmers and land managers can find out what's new and try it out.

The events are free and refreshments will be provided

Tuesday 25th April, Duchy College, Stoke Climsland, Cornwall (CANCELLED)

Thursday 27th April, Bicton College, East Budleigh, Devon

To book call the Rural Business School on 0845 4587485

Farm Crap App Pro Evening - Thursday, April 27, 2017

At this year's Grassland and Muck show the SWARM Hub project will be launching the new Pro version of the Farm Crap App.

To test the tool prior to it's luanch they are running two early-view events, where farmers and land managers can find out what's new and try it out.

The events are free and refreshments will be provided

Tuesday 25th April, Duchy College, Stoke Climsland, Cornwall (Cancelled)

Thursday 27th April, Bicton College, East Budleigh, Devon

To book call the Rural Business School on 0845 4587485

Soil Quality Project Farmer Event - Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Soil Quality Project is developing and piloting a web-based tool to aid decisions on soil management by benchmarking physical, chemical and biological indicators.

This event is for farmers wanting to work with the project to make make sure the tool meets local needs.

BGS is working in collaboration with Wye and Usk Foundation and Newcastle University (Project Lead) to bring you this opportunity.

The aim is to establsih a group of farmers within Herefordshire to:

EGF Symposium 2017 - Sunday, May 7, 2017 - Wednesday, May 10, 2017
“Grassland resources for extensive farming systems in marginal lands: major drivers and future scenarios”
Alghero, Sardinia (Italy) 7-10 May 2017

The Institute for Animal Production System in Mediterranean Environment (ISPAAM) – Department of Biology, Agriculture and Food Sciences (DiSBA), of the Italian National Research Co

Grassland and Muck 2017 - Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Grassland & Muck 2017 will be bigger and better than ever and will be your chance to see all the latest machines in action. The 190 acre event covers every aspect of grassland management, helping you make the most of your grass, from varieties and establishment to harvesting, baling, ensiling and feeding.

Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

British Friesian Breeders Club Open Day - Tuesday, June 6, 2017

OAKALBY HERD
Dairy Farm, Burgh Road, Wheatacre. NR34 0BZ by kind permission of the Burroughs Family, who are winners of the 2016 British Friesian Herd Competition and recently installed a 54 point rotary parlour.

From 11am

 

British Friesian Breeders Club Open Day - Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FORNCETT HERD
Killarney Farm, Wash Lane, Forncett St Peter NR16 1LS by kind permission of the
Humphreys. Milking 130 cows, calving all year and grazing from April to
November.

From 11am

Winner's Farm Walk 2017 - Thursday, June 15, 2017

BGS UK Grassland Farmer of the Year

Winner’s Farm Walk

Thursday 15th June 2017

Summer Meeting 2017 - Shropshire - Monday, July 10, 2017 - Thursday, July 13, 2017

The BGS Summer Meeting 2017 will be held in Shropshire, with main accommodation at Harper Adams University.

Monday 10th - Thursday 13th July 2017

The meeting will offer a diverse farm tour, and an alternative tour taking in some of the surrounding areas places of interest.

The BGS Annual General Meeting is planned to take place during the Meeting.

Further details will be available in due course, so please check back for future updates.

Livestock Event 2017 - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Please visit the event website for further details.

http://www.livestockevent.co.uk/

Information about BGS involvment will be available here soon.

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.