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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.

Feedback Prize Winner – A year’s free BGS membership - Thursday, July 24, 2014

BGS are pleased to award the prize of a yea’s free BGS membership for feedback following the BGS Summer Meeting 2014 to Mr Gerald Turner.

Gerald, who works for Yara, provided feedback to BGS after attending the Summer Meeting, ‘Nowt ewe canna dae wi’girse’ held in North East Scotland earlier this July. His feedback form was drawn randomly, from all those received, by Dr George Fisher, Acting Director.

BGS Director Announcement - Friday, July 18, 2014

The Trustees of the British Grassland Society have accepted, with regret, the resignation on the grounds of ill health of our Director Lois Philipps.  Lois has played an important role within the Society for the last 2 years.  During this time the Society has organised a number of successful conferences and moved to the new office premises within Stoneleigh.  Lois also made a major contribution to the completion of the very successful Nutrient Wise Project.  Lois has resign

Farmers consider lucerne for sustainable high protein forage option - Thursday, July 10, 2014

Feeding a growing global population in an era of climate change, land use pressures and increased input costs has been described as one of the biggest challenges currently facing humanity, let alone UK agriculture. But did you know that farmers engaged in our DairyCo-BGS demonstrations farms project are actively involved in finding solutions by putting research into practice.

Linking Farmers with Research: DairyCo-BGS Demo Farm Event Crathorne - Monday, June 30, 2014

Spring 2014 has been exceptional for producing milk from grazed grass, but there is still much more that can be done to improve grass growth and utilisation.  This was the key message delivered to 53 farmers at the DairyCo-BGS demonstration farm, at Crathorne Estates on 26th June.  The 400 autumn calving dairy unit operates on a 123 ha gra


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