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Conservation Grazing - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Earlier this month, more than 150 people attended the Innovation in Conservation Grazing conference in Worcestershire, hosted by Natural England, as Sara Gregson reports.

Conservation grazing is livestock grazing that meets nature conservation objectives. It includes anything from extensive, low intervention schemes that meet the welfare needs of livestock while allowing natural processes to occur, to grazing on improved grassland managed to optimise sward structure for invertebrates, small mammals and birds.

Research in Practice: Demo Farms Update - Friday, February 13, 2015

Things may have gone quiet events-wise down on our demo farms over the winter, but that’s not to say that nothing’s happening. It won’t be long before we’re inviting you once again to come and see more of our demo results for yourselves at upcoming open events from North Yorkshire to Cornwall throughout 2015.

Soil assessment can make a difference this spring - Monday, February 2, 2015

Dr George Fisher from Reaseheath College and representing the British Grassland Society recently took a group of farmers step-by-step through the new Healthy Grassland Soils tool to determine the health of the farm soils.

Cows In or Out Survey - Thursday, January 29, 2015

 Kingshay is conducting a survey to understand the role that grazed grass has to play across the various diary systems represented in the UK and its future role given the volatility in milk prices and changing weather patterns.  

Silage Conference - Brazil - Thursday, January 22, 2015

Can Free Range producers get more Money for their Milk? - Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The directors of Free Range Dairy, Neil Darwent and Carol Lever, are currently touring the Southwest with a series of meetings aimed at attracting farmers to their cause. They propose introducing an identifiable label for milk produced by cows that graze and have developed a set of criteria that farmers wishing to use the ‘Pasture Promise’ brand would have to meet.

Practice with Science Recognition for Farm Crap App - Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Farm Manure Management Application (known as the Farm Crap App) created by Duchy College in collaboration with Rothamsted Research North Wyke, has been recognised by the Oxford Farming Conference Practice with Science Award.

Elaine welcomed as new Society Director - Friday, January 9, 2015

BGS and its supporters from across the industry are welcoming Elaine Jewkes into her new role as Society Director.

Dorset Members Evening - Monday, January 5, 2015

Members of Dorset Grassland Society are treated to hearing from a selection of their own members as they reinvigorate the traditional annual members evening.

The meeting that is taking place on 6th January, 7.30pm at Kingston Maurward College will hear from:


BGS Members BGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage.

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