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Welsh Farmers at a recent joint BGS – FWGS farm open day raise over £500 for the Wales Air Ambulance - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

 Attendees at the recent Cream of Welsh Grassland event hosted by Andrew Owen and his family at Pantygwiail Farm near Lampeter have been commended by the Wales Air Ambulance for the funds that were raised through donations on the day.

Forage Field at the Livestock Event 2014 - Monday, June 16, 2014

The Forage Field will provide practical demonstrations to help all livestock farmers make more from their forages, focusing on seven steps to success:-

X International Rangeland Congress 2016 - 1st Announcement - Friday, June 13, 2014

The X International Rangeland Congress (IRC) will be held in Saskatoon, Canada, July 17-22, 2016.

The aim of the IRC is to promote the interchange of scientific and technical information on all aspects of rangelands, wildlands and grass farming: including research, planning, development, management, extension, education and training and reclamation.

Please go to our website for preliminary information on the program, tours and venue.

Soil Compaction, Controlled Trafficking and Making the Most of Grazing - Monday, June 9, 2014

 DairyCo and BGS would like to take this opportunity to invite you to a joint Demonstration Farm Walk on the farm of Mr Joe Dugdale and family.

Date:   26 June 2014
Time:   10.30 – 14.00
Venue:  Corps House Farm, Crathorne Farms, Crathorne, Yarm TS15 0AA

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”



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