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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.

Book BGS & BSAS Conference now - Wednesday, November 21, 2012

'Profitable and Sustainable Grazing Systems - Moving Forward with Science'

BGS welcomes new project manager - Thursday, November 15, 2012

Many of you will be aware that Technical Project Manager Rachel Greenow will be starting maternity leave from 1st December, with her first baby due just before Christmas. BGS has recruited Louise Davison as maternity cover for the next 12 months, with Rachel expected to return to work next Summer.

Here we find out a bit more about Louise, who you will all be familiar with over the coming months....

BGS/ BSAS Conference ‘Call for Papers’ - Tuesday, October 30, 2012

We are currently looking for people to submit papers, oral and poster presentations for publication in the proceedings of our two day BGS/ BSAS Conference at the Abbey Hotel, Malvern in February 2013. The conference will look at how current best practice in grazing systems can be profitable and future priorities for grazing research, development and opportunities to enhance knowledge exchange. Further event details can be found through our Events page or click here.


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