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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:

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.


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