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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.

Making the Cut - Silage day 2013 - Friday, February 15, 2013

BGS is excited to announce “Making the Cut” Silage day 2013 in conjunction with the Silage Advisory Centre (SilAC) and our sponsors Volac, Kuhn machinery, BPI Minster Films, and DOW Europe.

The event will be held on the Tuesday 12th of March on Stuart and Andrew Yarwood’s dairy farm, Cheshire. Stuarts father was one of the first farmers in the UK to begin making silage many years ago. Stuart will give a talk on his silage practices now and how he ensures he makes silage of the best quality for his animals.

ScotGrass is returning for 2013 - Friday, January 25, 2013

ScotGrass is set to return this year on the 14th of May 2013

The day will held at the SRUC dairy unit at Acrehead farm, Crichton Royal, Dumfries

For more information on the event click here to go straight to the events main website

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:


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