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Digging the dirt on soil compaction and outwintering – Report from demo farm open meeting in Cornwall. - Friday, September 19, 2014

On Tuesday 16th September over 60 farmers gathered at Trink Dairy near St Ives for a DairyCo-BGS demo farm open meeting, kindly hosted by Chris and Rachel Knowles.

Young Farmers Training Day - Thursday, September 18, 2014

Finding faith in the future of grassland farming yesterday were 18 members of the NFYFC who travelled to Eastfields Farm near Crewekerne in Somerset to attend the BGS-NFYFC grassland training day and launch of our Grassland Farmer of the Future Competition.

Hear from BGS sponsored young scientist Rory Shaw, on the EGF 2014 - Monday, September 15, 2014

To be honest, I’m not really a grassland scientist, I’m more of a soil scientist with an interest in nitrogen cycling. In fact, I had not heard of the EGF until my PhD sponsors (EBLEX, HCC, DairyCo and QMS) and supervisors suggested that I should go along and present some of my work at the EGF2014 conference in Aberystwyth.

NVZ Grassland Derogation 2015 - Friday, September 12, 2014

Grassland farmers can apply for a derogation from the 170kg of nitrogen per hectare (N/ha) per year livestock manure limit provided they meet certain criteria. If your application is approved and you meet certain conditions, you will be able to spread up to 250kg of manure N/ha per year from grazing livestock on your farm.

BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition 2014 - Friday, September 12, 2014

The judges of the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year Award criss-crossed the UK in August visiting the three 2014 finalists at their farms in Wales, Northern Ireland and on the Isle of Man. 

DairyCo, EBLEX, BGS Webinars from EGF - Friday, September 5, 2014

From 7 – 11 September 2014, the European Grassland Federation is holding its 25th General Meeting in Aberystwyth. Over the five days of the meeting, world class experts in grass breeding and management will be presenting the most up-to-date research findings from grassland projects undertaken across Europe.

2014 BGS UK Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition - Monday, August 25, 2014

Congratulations to our 2014 Finalists: Sam Chesney, a Beef and Sheep farmer from Northern Ireland; David Collister, a Dairy farmer from the Isle of Man; and Dafydd Jones, an organic Beef and Sheep farmer from Wales.

What's up in the Uplands? - Thursday, August 14, 2014

What can be done to ensure the viability of upland farms so that they can continue to produce quality, sustainable food while delivering ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, flood regulation and maintaining biodiversity?

Exciting Job Opportunity - BGS Director Vacancy - Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Director of the British Grassland Society 

 

Local Grassland Societies Celebrating 50 Years - Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The BGS is pleased to congratulate nine local Grassland Societies celebrating 50 years this year.

Carmarthenshire, Central Scotland, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Mid-Cardigan, Shropshire, South East Cornwall, West Cornwall and Worcestershire all celebrate their Golden Anniversaries in 2014.

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