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Demo Farm Soils Events, South West - Thursday, August 13, 2015

Soil health issues such as soil structure, loss of organic matter and soil biology are important in maintaining a healthy, productive soil that works with rather than against your aims as a farmer.  Recent AHDB funded research has been investigating how farmers can take simple steps to understand grassland soil health, identify issues and choose appropriate, cost-effective solutions.                         

Taw and Torridge Estuary Project - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The North Devon Biosphere is offering grants and advice to farmers in North Devon around the estuary through the Taw Torridge Estuary Project, which is helping to reduce diffuse pollution from agriculture and helping to reduce flood risk. 

The Project is supporting various techniques to reduce diffuse pollution including;

Advanced Training Partnership Courses - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Postgraduate Distance Learning and Workshops for Ruminant Agriculture

There is a wealth of research going on in the UK aimed at finding ways to improve the efficiency and therefore the sustainability of beefsheep and&

Welsh dairy farmers have proved that it is possible to achieve a 100% return on the cost of growing grass. - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The three-year Grass Value study, a key element of the Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain initiative, has shown that pasture is worth £197 tonne/dry matter - £100 t/DM less than it costs to grow.

The best paddocks even managed to produce grass for as little as £40/tonne - by growing 15.2 t DM/ha.

Commercial units sought for beef efficiency project - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

AHDB is seeking to recruit two or three commercial beef units where feed efficiency measurements in growing beef cattle can be recorded as part of this project. The farms must have dedicated shed capacity, a good handling system and be able to install specific feeding equipment to enable the recording of individual feed intake of cattle.

Reflections from EGF 2015 - Thursday, July 30, 2015

15th – 17th June the European Grassland Federation (EGF) held their 18th Symposium, hosted by the Netherlands Society for Grass and Fodder Crops in Wageningen, also know as ‘Food Valley’.

Rhian wins funding to IFAJ in New Zealand with milk from forage story - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Rhian Price, Farmers Weekly Deputy Livestock Editor, has received the Germinal Grass Champions Travel Bursary for 2015. 

The Germinal Grass Champions Travel Bursary is designed to encourage good technical writing about grassland in farming, which includes anything within the broad scope of research, plant breeding, management and utilisation.

Exploring the challenges and opportunities “Beneath our Feet” at North Wyke - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

On Thursday 16th July over 60 attendees embarked on North Wyke Farm Platform to explore the grassland bene

Don’t delay, book for the BGS Summer Meeting today - Thursday, June 25, 2015

The British Grassland Society’s premier event, The Summer Meeting - is fast approaching and will be hosted by Cornwall Grassland Society from 12 to 15 July. There is a diverse line-up of farm and technical visits, plus entertainment and the annual BGS Gala Dinner.

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