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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.

'Why Grass Matters' on BBC Farming Today - Monday, April 28, 2014

BBC Radio 4's 'Farming Today' programme has begun a week looking at 'Why Grass Matters', examining grass as a fundamental ingredient in milk and meat production. The programme asks if farmers are making the most of grass as a national resource, both for food and the environment?

Grassland Soil Assessment Tool initial consultation events - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The SRUC Dairy Centre would like to invite you to join them in helping in the development of a DairyCo/EBLEX Grassland Soil Assessment Tool and a Soil Biology Guide for farmers and industry.

Initial consultation events (with up to 30 participants at each) are taking place as follows:

Launch of the BGS 'UK Grassland Farmer of the Year' competition - Thursday, March 13, 2014

This week sees the launch of the British Grassland Society’s annual ‘UK Grassland Farmer of the Year’ competition, sponsored by DLF Trifolium and GrowHow UK Ltd.  The Society is looking for entries from BGS members or members of local grassland societies from across the UK.

The competition is designed to award the 'best' grassland farmer in the country; a farmer who demonstrates overall excellence in grassland management, as well as profitable and sustainable farming practices.

Livestock Event 2014 Scam - Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Please be aware that EXPO Guide are once again approaching existing exhibitors of the Livestock Event and asking them to provide company details so they get listed within the on-line directory.  Once you complete this form and return it they then bill you for your listing.  RABDF Events Ltd and the Livestock Event are in no way associated with this company and all official listings are done with Farmers Weekly our official media partners. If you have any queries regarding the above scam please contact the Event office on 0845 845 2711.

Spring Farm Walk bookings now open - Thursday, February 13, 2014

BGS, RABDF and DairyCo are pleased to announce that the annual series of 'Milking Grass for Profit' spring farm walks will travel to both ends of the country in 2014.

The first walk takes place courtesy of The Earl and and Countess of Inchcape at Glenapp Estate, Ballantrae, South Ayrshire before travelling south to a farm walk hosted by Paul Richards at Trembethow Manor, Lelant Downs, Hayle in Cornwall. 

Registration now open!

AFBI Senior Scientific Officer position - Thursday, February 13, 2014

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute Northern Ireland (AFBI) are looking to recruit a Senior Scientific Officer - Sustainable Dairy Systems to be based at AFBI Hillsborough, NI.

Completed application forms must be received no later than noon (UK time) on Friday 28th February

Click here to view the full job description and for details of how to apply.


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