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Beef Technology Day - Friday, June 6, 2014

Beef producers will have the opportunity to hear firsthand about the benefits of adopting new technologies on farm at an RASE organised event on 1st July 2014 at Askham Bryan College, Yorkshire.

DairyCo-BGS Demo Farms: Demonstrating Research in Practice - Friday, June 6, 2014

DairyCo is currently funding a four year programme of research on optimum strategies for growing and feeding lucerne and attendees will have the opportunity to hear the latest research findings from this work.

SUREROOT Project – Developing grasses that help mitigate flooding - Thursday, May 29, 2014

Scientists at Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), are working with partners at Rothamsted Research North Wyke in Devon to develop new grasses that enable grassland soils to capture increased volumes of rainfall.

The 5 year £2.5 million LINK project named SUREROOT is funded by the BBSRC (Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council), and match-funded by a range of industrial partners from across the food production spectrum, including the British Grassland Society.

RGCL 2014 goes digital at DairyCo website - Monday, May 19, 2014

AHDB through its DairyCo and EBLEX sectors, BGS, Hybu Cig Cymru (HCC/Meat Promotion Wales) and BSPB have launched a new online database of the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL), hosted on the DairyCo website.  

Tried & Tested 2014 revised 'Think Manures' - Monday, May 19, 2014

Tried & Tested has been working with its partners AIC, BGS, CLA, LEAF and NFU in bringing their Think Manures booklet up to date.  The Environment Agency played a key part in ensuring the information is accurate, current and useful to both advisers and farmers alike.  

The new hardcopy version is being made available at the Grassland & Muck 2014 event at Stoneleigh Park.  You can find copies at 

Grassland Ph.D. Opportunity - Thursday, May 15, 2014

“Real-time scanning for ryegrass sward nutritive value by mobile NIRS”


BGS Grassland Competition Winner's host farm walks - Thursday, May 15, 2014

The British Grassland Society is pleased to announce that we will be hosting two open days in June, celebrating excellence in grassland management.

Andrew Owen of Pantygwiail Farm, Lampeter, won the Welsh Grassland competition and was a finalist in the BGS ‘UK Grassland Farmer of the Year’ competition in 2013. Andrew and family will host an open day in aid of the Wales Air Ambulance on Thursday 12th June.

Recommended Grass and Clover Lists 2014 - out now - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Seven new ryegrass varieties and a red clover have been added to the 2014 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL), which have just been published.

The lists, which include only grasses and clovers that have undergone at least six years of independent testing, offer grassland farmers an invaluable resource, enabling them to select varieties that will perform well in a particular system.

BGS Summer Meeting 2014 “Nowt Ewe Canna Dae Wi’ Girse” - Friday, May 9, 2014


BGS are pleased to announce our 2014 Summer Meeting is being hosted and planned with thanks to the North of Scotland Local Grassland Society from Friday 4th July 2014 to Monday 7th July 2014. We will be staying at the comfortable and well appointed Thistle Aberdeen Airport Hotel situated near Dyce and visiting 8 farms across three days, showing the range of grassland farms in the North East of Scotland.

BGS Welcome's Charlotte! - Tuesday, April 29, 2014

BGS is pleased to welcome Charlotte Evans to the team, who will be working part-time as Technical Project Manager.


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