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Grassland Books to Purchase - Wednesday, January 16, 2013

BGS has in stock, two essential and fantastic new books available for purchase.

Wiltshire Grassland Society Relaunch - Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Following discussions last year, we are pleased to announce the revival of the Wiltshire Grassland Society, which will start up again this month.

Our first meeting of the revived local society will be held on Wednesday 9th at The Bear, 2-3 The Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1HS. Arrival required for 7.00pm, for a prompt 7.30pm start. The Guest Speaker will be John Bax from Biotal and the evening will be hosted by Lois Philipps, British Grassland Society Director.

Happy New Year from BGS - Tuesday, January 1, 2013


The Director and Staff wish all our members a prosperous 2013, and let’s hope for better weather
this year! We look forward to your continuing support for the coming 12 months
and hope to see many of you at our events throughout the year.

New Guidance-Environmental Impact Assessment - Thursday, December 20, 2012

Natural England has recently released updated guidance on the
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) (Agriculture) Regulations 2006. The
guidance is aimed at farmers, land managers and land agents and is available
for immediate use on Natural England website.

The guidance is available at the following link:

Grassland Researcher Post at Scotland's RuralCollege - Thursday, December 20, 2012

Grassland Researcher
Post at Scotland’s Rural College – SRUC

Maize Training Days 2013-MGA - Thursday, December 20, 2012

In the light of the most challenging year for maize growing in the past 25 years, the Maize Growers Association (MGA) has decided to run a series of one day courses on maize production throughout the coming winter.

This course is designed for all those who are new to maize growing, as well providing the more experienced growers with a refresher/ update on the new methods, to help achieve better maize crops. 

All areas of production will be covered:

BGS & BSAS Call for Papers-Closed - Friday, December 14, 2012

Thank you to the authors who have managed to submit an abstract and/or poster presentation by the deadline for our BGS & BSAS Conference in February at Great Malvern. We are please with the response and look forward to reading them.

All papers will now be reviewed and edited where necessary. Once this is complete, the successful authors will be contacted by BGS or BSAS.

Once again, thank you, for taking the time in your busy schedules to submit a paper.

Spring Farm Walks 2013 dates announced - Wednesday, December 12, 2012

In 2013 BGS, RABDF and DairyCo will be working together again to bring you two spring farm walks:

The first walk will be held in Sundridge Hill, Kent. We will be visiting William Westacott and his herdsman Richard Evans on the 10th of April 2013. We will be discussing balancing the protein ration with grass, the economics of grazing high yielding cows, the pros and cons of running a flying herd, and the future outlook for home farm.

Final call for papers BGS & BSAS Conference-closed14th Dec - Thursday, November 29, 2012

With just over a week until the closing date, a reminder that, as part of our two day BGS & BSAS conference at the The Abbey Hotel, Malvern on 26th–27th February 2013, we are looking for papers to be published in the proceedings and presentations.

Pasture to Profit 2012 - Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pasture to Profit 2012 conference with BGS and LIC was held on the 8th of November in Worcester. The event was a sell out with dairy farmers from all over coming to hear the speakers.


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