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Come and see BGS at Grassland UK - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Come and see BGS at Grassland UK

With only three weeks to go, we’re looking ahead to this year’s Grassland UK, to be held at the Bath & West showground on May 10.

AHDB events Reducing antibiotic usage - Friday, March 23, 2018

AHDB Dairy are running a series of events around the country on how and why to reduce antibiotic use.

Reducing Antibiotic Usage
A proactive approach to herd health
Practical advice on reducing antibiotic usage through improved biosecurity pre- and post farm gate and effective vaccination use. The meeting will aim to help improve dairy production efficiency through increased dairy cattle health and welfare.

Early Bird Registration extended to 16th March for the 27th EGF General Meeting - Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Early Bird registration has been extended to the 16th of March for the European Grassland Federation General Meeting 2018

DowDuPont to become Corteva Agriscience - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

DowDuPont, one of our corporate members, today announced the new brand name Corteva Agriscience.

"Today marks the start of an exciting new chapter for our business.

We have announced that Corteva Agriscience™ is the new brand name for the intended standalone Agriculture company which will be created from the agriculture division of DowDuPont™.

Free CFE events to help you “Make the most of your manures” - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment is holding free workshops for grassland farmers this March to discuss how reducing ammonia emissions can also benefit farm businesses. Using nutrients managing slurry and manures effectively can help you secure the best performance from your crops, grass and livestock and could save you money on bought-in fertiliser costs. It is also a vital step in reducing water and air pollution, helping you to meet various cross-compliance and other regulatory requirements.

RDPE Countryside Grants - Thursday, February 22, 2018

There are ‘Countryside Stewardship’ and ‘Countryside Productivity’ grants now open to receive applications.

Countryside Stewardship
Three main elements to scheme:
- Mid tier
- Higher tier
- Capital grants

For further information click here, and use the ‘grants finder’ tool to find specific grants, included are:

Sheep Scab – important information for sheep farmers - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

SCOPS (Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep) have issued a news brief advising that sheep farmers must take note of recently published evidence* of resistance in sheep scab mites to the 3-ML endectocide products, ensuring they only use these products when necessary and follow company instructions carefully.

 SCOPS, who have been aware of this work, have already held a Stakeholder and expert workshop to look at how we can effectively manage scab in the light of this new information.

PFLA seeks new chairperson - Monday, December 18, 2017

Pasture-Fed Livestock Association seeks new chairman

The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association (PFLA), which champions livestock farmers who produce high quality beef, lamb and dairy without feeding any grains to their animals, is seeking a new chairman.

Stapledon Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship - Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Stapledon Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships - one week left to apply!

Applications are invited for SMT Travelling fellwoships, which are aimed at younger or mid-career scientists looking to travel overseas to develop their studies, or for overseas applicants wishing to study in the UK. 

The closing date for applicaiton for 2018 study is 31OCTOBER 2017


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