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New AHDB branding launched - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at Cereals event earlier this month.

This will see AHDB’s sector-focused activity delivered under six brands, AHDB Beef and Lamb, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds, AHDB Dairy, AHDB Horticulture, AHDB Pork and AHDB Potatoes. Cross sector projects will be delivered as AHDB.

Request to help the Environment Agency - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The Environment Agency have recently began a project to design and deliver a tool to display local environmental information for farmers, and those who influence them.

The project aims to provide a new digital service that better meets the need of the farming community in relation to Water Quality.

The Environment Agency wish to set up a group of potential users to contribute to the project.

How would potential users be involved?

More Pasture for Life meat suppliers needed - Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association is looking for more farmer suppliers to meet growing demand for meat from cattle and sheep fed only on grass and forage crops their entire lives.

The farmer-led organisation started in 2011 to champion the virtues of meat reared this way through its ‘Pasture for Life’ brand. It now has 180 members across the UK, with 45 certified farmers adhering to its production standards, and 18 certified butchers through which their meat is being sold.

Don’t delay, book for the BGS Summer Meeting today - Thursday, June 18, 2015

The British Grassland Society’s (BGS) premier event of the year is fast approaching. This year the Summer Meeting will be hosted by Cornwall Grassland Society 12th – 15th July.

Hello from Wageningen - BGS at #EGF2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015

Delegates gather in Wageningen for the 18th Symposium of the European Grassland Federation (EGF) 15th – 17th June.

Call for offered papers and conference registration - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The BGS 12th Research Conference is a great opportunity for everyone with an interest in grassland to interact with colleagues and present their work on topics including agriculture, ecology, ecosystem services, conservation and biodiversity, microbiology, geology and other grass and forage based areas.

Conference Highlights

Invited speakers and conference dinner. On Tuesday afternoon there will be a choice of three technical tours:

2015/2016 recommended grass and clover lists - Friday, May 8, 2015

The 2015/2016 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL) have been updated with 10 new ryegrass varieties.

Spring farm walk on S4C 'Ffermio' programme - Tuesday, May 5, 2015

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BGS, RABDF and DairyCo's 'Milking Grass for Profit' spring farm walk, held at Carreg y Llech, Treuddyn near Mold on the 23rd April was the focus of the Welsh farming programme 'Ffermio' last night.

Cornwall Field Day - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On Tuesday 21st April West Cornwall Grassland Society hosted the annual Cornwall Grassland Society Field Day. Grassland members from across Cornwall made the trip to the most southerly peninsular on the Mainland UK, the Lizard, to visit two interesting and contrasting farms.

Five Advanced Training Partnership Courses starting this May - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Starting 18th May 2015 the Advanced Training Partnership (ATP Pasture), coordinated by Aberystwyth University, has five distance learning courses running, each lasting three months.


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