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

Dorset GS Evening Meeting - Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Tuesday 5th March 2019 

7:30pm (bar open from 7:15pm)

Langton Arms, Tarrant Monkton

Speakers to be confirmed.  

Gloucestershire GS evening meeting - Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Robotic Milking- The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Mike Hobbis, Healthy Cows UK

Wednesday 13th March

CGS Event - 'Is profit down to system, management or the farm?' - Thursday, March 14, 2019

Cheshire Grassland Society event:

'Is profit down to system, management or the farm?'

Phil Clarke - P & L Agri Consulting

14th March

7:45 pm at Reaseheath College - Lecture Theatre

Winter Meeting - Improving grassland performance: managing soil structure & organic matter - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Organised in partnership with the British Society of Soil Science
Tuesday 19th March

Dorset GS evening meeting - Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Dorset Grassland Society

Followed by talk from Will Hyde (Dorset County Show Secretary and RASC)

Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester

Gloucestershire GS evening meeting - Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Annual dinner & talk India's Dairy Industry - A World Apart

Tamsyn Thorn, Wood Veterinary Group

Wednesday 10th April

EGF EUCARPIA Symposium 2019 - Monday, June 24, 2019 - Thursday, June 27, 2019

The European Grassland Federation (EGF) and the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA) are bringing together a joint symposium for 2019, to be held at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, from June 24 to June 27, 2019. Further details can be found online here.

BGS summer meeting - Monday, July 1, 2019 - Wednesday, July 3, 2019

BGS summer meeting

Based at the Hallmark Hotel, Gloucester

Convene for the BGS annual dinner on Monday 1st July, Farm tours on Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July.


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.