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Super-G photo competition - Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Super-G project is a European project involving 20 organisations in 14 different countries aiming to develop sustainable permanent pasture systems that also meet environmental objectives.

As part of the project they are holding a photo competition.  The competition categories are:

1. Wildlife and biodiversity

Strategic Farmers required - Friday, March 29, 2019

AHDB are looking for five new farms to take part in their Strategic Farm Programme, which has been set up to demonstrate the benefits of implementing best practice on farms and improve the financial performance of businesses
There are already 11 farms, mainly focused around suckler production, participating in the programme. This year they are looking to recruit farms from a range of systems but predominantly sheep businesses.

The programme targets key areas which influence business performance, including:

Agri-environmental job vacancies at Reaseheath College - Friday, March 29, 2019

There are four agri-environmental job vacancies at Reaseheath College.

For more details, click on the job titles in the list below.

1.  Lead Agri-Environment Advisor - Middle Dee, Cheshire 

2.  Agri-environment Advisor - Middle Dee, Cheshire

Spring Farm Walks 2019 - Friday, March 15, 2019

BGS, AHDB Dairy and LIC

Working together to bring you the 2019 spring farm walks

Growing grass, growing success


9th April 2019 - Ripon, North Yorkshire

Soils and forage workshop events in Devon - Friday, March 8, 2019

Two workshop events are being held as part of the Cornwall Agritech programme at Rothamsted Research, North Wyke near Okehampton, Devon in March and April.  

Soils Matter – 27th March 2019

Plan to vaccinate cattle against lungworm six weeks before turnout - Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Vaccination can help create herd immunity to lungworm, but the oral treatment has to be given twice, four weeks apart, with the latter dose given two weeks before turnout. This means farmers need to buy their vaccine now. 

SUPER-G permanent grassland workshop, Morpeth - Thursday, February 14, 2019

Benefits, Opportunities and Challenges of Permanent Pasture

Tuesday 26th February

The SUPER-G project is looking at the benefits of and barriers to sustainbale permanent grassland. 

Minerals from Grassland, SIP Workshop - Monday, February 4, 2019

Rothamsted Research, in conjunction with the UNiversities of Bangor and Nottingham and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, are holding a workshop on minerals from grassland at Rothamstad on Friday 22nd February. The workshop is supprted by Sustainable Intensification Platform (SIP) funding.

The workshop aims to discuss the latest findings around pasture uptake and availability of minerals to grazing livestock. Those with an Interest in the topic area are invited to join the workshop to discuss the issues, identify gaps and plan a way forward

Questionnaire - reducing P losses from dairy enterprises - Monday, February 4, 2019

Project: Identifying barriers to & facilitators for reducing phosphorus losses from UK dairy farms

The University of Reading, in collaboration with Harper Adams University, is running a
project aiming at investigating the potential to reduce phosphorus (P) losses from dairy farms, with
consequent benefits for the environment and reduction of feeding costs. This project is a PhD
studentship funded by AHDB Dairy.

Phosphorus loss is an important environmental issue: when manure rich in P is applied to land

Online course - Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability - Monday, February 4, 2019

Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability

11 Feb 2019 - 29 Mar 2019

Rothamsted Research are again running a massive, open, online course (MOOC) during the months of February and March.

Achim Dobermann, CEO of Rothamsted Research, invites you to help them achieve a huge enrolment of people from all over the world in their MOOC entitled Feeding a Hungry Planet: Agriculture, Nutrition and Sustainability, which wi


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