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Grassland jobs in Northern Ireland - Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) at Hillsborough in Northern Ireland is currently advertising a number of research scientist positions.  These are as follows;

Beef Scientist (Permanent)

Sheep Scientist (3 year)

Dairy Scientist (3 year)

Ruminant Nutrition Scientist (3 year)

Farm mechanism Scientist (Permanent)

Animal welfare Scientist (Permanent)

Demo Farm Open Meeting Cheshire - Thursday, May 16, 2013

On the 10th of July, BGS and DairyCo will be bringing you a visit to one of our demonstration farms, Ray Brown's dairy unit in Cheshire. 

The day comes out of the Research Partnership, Demonstrating Research into Practice which is taking raw research and demonstrating it in on farm situations.

Abbey Park Road Disruptions - Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Due to the Plantworx event for the construction industry taking place from 14 – 16th May, please expect road disruptions and limited road closures accessing Abbey Park.

New Recommended Lists 2013 - Friday, May 10, 2013

On the 1st of May 2013 we launched the two new Recommended Grass and Clover lists for 2013. The traditional list from the last few years has had a revamp into two lists to become more farmer and merchant friendly.

‘A Taste of Cumbria’ BGS Summer Meeting 2013 - Friday, May 3, 2013
Awards / Bursaries - Monday, March 18, 2013

The BGS Council has set aside a capital sum, the income from which is to be made available for grants to members and non members of the Society, to support travel or education which is deemed to be furthering the objectives of the Society. General preference will be given to younger applicants (under the age of 40).

For full details on our bursaries and application form please click here.

BGS Members direct debits - Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A reminder to all BGS members that Direct Debits will be taken around the 18th March 2013.

Anyone who wishes to change to Direct Debit please complete the form here and return to the BGS Office.

BGS Twitter Followers Reaches 250 - Friday, March 1, 2013

We are very excited to announce that the BGS twitter account reached 250 followers this morning. Thank you to all those who have helped us get to this point.

For those who are yet to follow us, our twitter account is @britishgrass

Follow us for exciting news on our events and to follow our events as they go along


Grass & Forage Farmer Date Correction - Thursday, February 21, 2013

ATTENTION: Grass & Forage Farmer readers please note a correction to diary dates for ScotGrass should
read May 14th and not May 9th  as printed, we apologise for any confusion arising from this error.

BGS Office Communication Disruption - Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The BGS office are getting our new server installed between Wednesday 20th to Friday 22nd February. Meaning our network will be periodically taken offline. Emails and phone calls can be received within the times we are online.

If you need to reach us urgently, please call our Society Director, Lois Philipps on 07740 636455 or our Technical Project Manager, Louise Davison on 07799 377257.


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