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Speaker List 2015-16 Available - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The 2015-16 BGS Speaker List for affiliated Local Societies is now available.

It contains recommended speakers details from across the industry covering topics from Grassland Management and Silage Making to Water Resource Protection and Carbon Footprinting, with specialists from Dairy Beef and Sheep sectors also indicated.

Supplying sustainable protein in high yielding dairy diets: A demo farm event - Thursday, November 13, 2014

On Wednesday 5th November BGS, DairyCo and the Foote family welcomed interested farmers to an open day led by Prof. Liam Sinclair looking into utilising lucerne as an alternative protein source, held at the Foote’s farm near Truro, Cornwall.

Inspirational Winner of Kirby Cup - Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mrs. Trees Fewster, a longstanding member and current secretary of South Yorkshire Grassland Society has been awarded the Kirby Cup in recognition of her contribution to the society and it’s wider aims.

The Kirby Cup was first presented in 1955 in memory of Mr Kirby, a Grassland Society founder member. Mr Kirby, a MAFF/ADAS adviser, was very keen on developing silage making and home-grown forage utilisation.

Improving Ruminant Production - Thursday, October 30, 2014

Climate change, demographic trends, economics and resource constraints are converging to pose serious challenges for agricultural production. As UK food industry experts warn of a potential UK food crisis, the pressure to produce more from less grows. Increasing the efficiency of ruminant production systems is a vital step towards both financial and environmental sustainability.

Grassland development videos to watch - Thursday, October 30, 2014

These EBLEX-DairyCo produced videos from the EGF in Aberystwyth earlier this year are well worth a viewing.

1) Low input grass variety trials - (Joanna Matthews, NIAB)

“The Recommended Varieties List is applicable to low nitrogen input farming as well as conventional”.

Winners Celebrated at BGS Awards Evening - Monday, October 20, 2014

On 17th October the British Grassland Society held its annual awards evening celebrating the best of UK grassland farming. The event was jointly hosted with Cheshire Grassland Society as the local group of the outgoing Grassland Farmer of the Year competition winner, dairy farmer Matthew Venables, and was held at Reaseheath College.

European Grassland Federation 18th Symposium - 2015, Netherlands - Monday, October 6, 2014


The Netherlands Society for Grassland and Fodder Crops is pleased to invite you to the 18th EGF Symposium that will be held from the 15th to the 17th of June, 2015, in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Call for abstracts EGF 2015 - Monday, October 6, 2014

The Netherlands Society for Grassland and Fodder Crops  will be held from the 15th to the 17th of June, 2015, in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

The theme of this Symposium is “Grassland and forages in high output dairy farming systems”.

BGS’s George Fisher on Managing Clamp Silage - Thursday, October 2, 2014

BGS’s George Fisher on Managing Clamp Silage

Dr George Fisher has contributed an advice article on managing clamp silage to this month’s Forage for Knowledge, a DairyCo production. In it he points out three key tips for maximising the use of high quality silage:

Making the most of Muck and Mud for Profit – Report from demo farm open event in Devon - Thursday, September 25, 2014

On Wednesday 24th September nearly 60 participants joined BGS and DairyCo at Home Farm, Newton St Cyres, near Exeter for the first of our demonstration events kindly hosted by Quickes Traditional.


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