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2017 Brian Chambers Award for young researchers - Tuesday, July 25, 2017

After a successful first two years, the International Fertiliser Society is again running the Brian Chambers award.  As in 2016, the scheme allows early career researchers working in either academic or extension organisations to take part.

BGS welcomes new corporate member RPC-bpi - Thursday, July 20, 2017

BGS is delighted to welcome RPC-bpi as its newest corporate member. A leading producer of silage films and agricultural bags, they are well-placed to help members and affiliates to produce quality forages. Paul Johnson of RPC-bpi, who will be the primary member, joined us on the summer meeting in Shropshire. http://www.britishgrassland.com/page/bgs-corporate-members

BGS Summer Meeting 2017 Gets off to Great Start - Monday, July 10, 2017

Over 50 delegates have gathered at Harper Adams University in Shropshire for the start of the BGS Summer Meeting, with many more joining us for farm tours throughout the county over the next three days.

27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting

Sustainable Meat and Milk Production from Grasslands

17th - 21st June 2018

in Cork, Ireland

Managing slurry in more frequent silage cuts - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

“In parts of the country, first-cut was harvested two to three weeks early this year because of good grass growth,” explains Mr Ward (silage expert from Ecosyl), “and many people are adopting more frequent cutting to improve silage quality.

 

Recommended Lists 2017/18 Released - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The latest and updated Reccomended Grass and Clover Lists for Engalnd and Wales have been relaesed today (24th May), being launched at the first day of Grassland and Muck, the two-day show held at Stoneleigh, 24th and 25th May.

Eleven new varieties of ryegrass and one red clover variety have been added to the 2017-18 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists .

The lists are available in a number of formats, including Farmer hand book, Mercahnt guides and intercative tables in the form of searchable excel worksheets.

Measuring Grass Growth Using Satellite Information - Thursday, May 18, 2017

The increasing utility of satellite information means that is now possible to monitor and manage agricultural systems remotely. This project examines the feasibility of measuring grass growth using remote sensing technologies – GRASSS‑Tech (see example). This approach aims to provide a cost-effective method that will enable farmers to improve management, yield and nutritive value of grass swards.

Grassland survey shows science pays - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Organised by the Grassland & Muck Event, the survey reveals that more farmers are analysing their soil and manure than ever before, with an increasing proportion also taking professional advice on variety choice. However, there is still a huge opportunity for farmers to make more of their grassland, with only 14% regularly measuring grass growth and 29% still not producing a nutrient or manure management plan.

British Friesian Breeders Club Open Days - Tuesday, April 18, 2017

This June Norfolk is welcoming you to see some of the counties finest British Friesians

An open day will be held on Tuesday 6th June, 2017 from 11 am, visiting home of the 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.

Refocus for RABDF sees the launch of a new Dairy-Tech Day for February 2018 - Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Major reforms were announced by RABDF following a comprehensive review of the charity’s activities. The organisation will narrow its focus to areas in which it can offer unique benefits; it will cut peripheral or duplicated activities and also step up its influencing work. 

Part of the change of direction will be a brand-new technology and innovation-based event, Dairy-Tech, to be held in February 2018 at Stoneleigh Park.

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