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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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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

BOOKING NOW OPEN!

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.

Members

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