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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.

New BGS Publications - Monday, October 29, 2012

Great News! Coming soon to BGS, we have two new publications available to buy. Improved Grassland Management, New Edition at £20 for BGS members (£25 non members) and Grassland Management for Organic Farmers at £15 for BGS members (£20 non members).

Please click here to view the book covers and if this interests you, please call the BGS office on 02476 696600 or email to order your copy.

Earn DairyPro points with BGS - Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dairy workers can now earn DairyPro CPD points by attending BGS events, including the upcoming Nutrient Wise Demonstrations autumn programme and the BGS and LIC Pasture to Profit Conference.

The new Continuous Professional Development (CPD) scheme is supported by DairyCo and backed by Government, established to recognise and promote professionalism in the dairy industry. Membership to DairyPro shows that a dairy worker is commited to on-going and personal training and development, the mark of a true professional in dairying. 

Win a trip to New York for two people! - Thursday, October 18, 2012

British Seed Houses has joined forces with Registered Charity Movember to support men's health charities such as Prostate Cancer UK and the Institue of Cancer Research.

Each November men proudly grow a "Mo" (moustache) to show their support in Movember's commitment to change the face of men's health and to raise money and awareness for this excellent cause.

Grass and weeds identification training events - Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Through the Regional Skills Programme the Rural Business School, Duchy College has teamed up with NIAB TAG to run two grass identification and grass weed training days.

The Courses will be held at:

Duchy College Stoke Climsland, Cornwall on 30th October

Bridgewater College Cannington Somerset on 31st October

IGC13 poster papers submission extended - Wednesday, September 19, 2012

International Grasslands Congress: Revitalising grassland to sustain our communities

Sydney, Australia. 15th-19th September 2013

Please note submission for oral presentations is now closed. However submissions for a poster presentation (ie. a non-speaking position) have been extended from 30th November 2012 to 31st March 2013. Successful applicants will be notified via email by May 2013.

Act now to maintain productive grassland next year - Monday, September 17, 2012

According to David Long, research and development manager for Barenbrug, the 'catch me when you can' forage harvesting season we've experienced has resulted in considerable damage to many fields. To avoid causing numerous problems next season damage must be recrified now.

"Many grass fields have suffered severely from the very wet summer. When foraging was possible many fields were cut up and severely tracked. The wet conditions also lef to many grazing fields being severely poached and rutted.

National Grassland Management Competition winner announced - Thursday, September 6, 2012

Grassland Management title returns to Wales

Sheep farmer Neil Perkins of Dinas Island Farm, Pembrokeshire has won the National Grassland Management Competition for 2012, run by the British Grassland Society and supported by DLF-Trifolium and GrowHow UK.

Recommended List of Grass and Clover 2012 - Monday, August 20, 2012

BGS supports the publication of recommended grass and clover variety information to farmers in the Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL) booklet. To ensure the scheme continues British Grassland Society, British Society of Plant Breeders and NIAB-TAG are continuing to promote the value of tested and recommended grass and clover varieties to producers. The scheme is also supported by Dairy Co, EBLEX and HCC.


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