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

Durham GS Meeting - Monday, October 7, 2019

Monday 7th October

Speaker: Liz Genever

Independent sheep and beef consultant with an interest in grass and forages, grazing management, demonstrations and research

Location: Scotch Corner Hotel

Durham GS Meeting - Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday 22nd November 2019

Speaker: Peter Wright

TV’s 'The Yorkshire Vet' Peter is based at Skeldale Veterinary Centre, the former workplace of famous veterinarian and author James Herriot.

Location: Jersey Farm Hotel

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.

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 


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.