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.


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

Ayrshire breed open day, Devon - Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Ayrshire Breed Society and Ayrshire Cattle Services are holding an open day on Thursday 26th April

The event will be at Balnnicombe Farm, Honiton, East Devon, courtesy of Mark Evans. 

Registration is required, for catering provision. Email 

For full details see here

Grassland UK - Thursday, May 10, 2018

Triennial event showcasing grassland machinery and processes.

Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet

Royal Welsh Grassland Event - Wednesday, May 16, 2018
27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting, Cork - Monday, June 18, 2018 - Thursday, June 21, 2018

In 2018, the EGF will be hosted by Teagasc in Cork Ireland. This will be the 27th General meeting, it was previously hosted in Dublin in 1988. Cork is the second biggest city in Ireland and is located in the heart of dairying in Ireland, it will offer delegates the first hand opportunity to see and experience dairy, beef and sheep production from grassland. Ruminant agriculture in Ireland is a major contributor to the Irish economy and is strongly export based. Irish agriculture prides itself on its green image from high quality produce originating from grazed pasture.

Summer Meeting 2018, County Durham - Sunday, July 1, 2018 - Wednesday, July 4, 2018

BGS Summer Meeting 2018 will be hosted by County Durham Grassland Society

1st - 4th July 2018

Please check back for updated details.



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Local Societies

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