Latest News

Latest News

Keeping you up to date with the latest society and industry news.

Click on the headline for the full story..... 

Trailing shoe reduces N bills on grazing - Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Applying slurry to dairy cow grazing ground in summer using a trailing shoe applicator can replace up to 150kg N/ha, according to trials at AFBI, Hillsborough, funded by AgriSearch.

Dr Andrew Dale and colleagues found no effect on cow grazing behaviour or milk production in studies replacing 80kg of bagged N/ha with two applications of slurry (31 and 19m3/ha).

Genus ABS arrange Sept Ireland trip - Monday, August 1, 2011

Genus ABS has organised a trip for farmers to Ireland, including a visit to Moorepark.

Click here for further details

Please note this is not a BGS organised event.


UK Grassland Forum focus on semi-natural grass - Friday, July 29, 2011

BGS was recently asked to take part in the UK Grassland Forum - a group set up to discuss ways to maintain and increase the area of semi-natural grassland, with all natural grassland now lost.

BGS R&D Committee Chairman, Steve Peel represented the society at their meeting in Northern Ireland. Click here for his report


BGS Summer Meeting visits south west - Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This year's Summer Meeting was hosted by the Devon, North Devon and Somerset Grassland Societies. Click this link to find out some of what we saw

Brandons’ host BGS farm walk - Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Steve and Lesley Brandon hosted 210 visitors to New Buildings Farm near Stafford at the British Grassland Society, National Grassland Management Competition winner's farm walk on June 23rd.

The event and competition are sponsored by GrowHow UK and DLF-Trifolium.

Baled silage makers wanted for study - Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A UK-wide farm survey to evaluate the effect of different on-farm management techniques on baled silage quality will be carried out by the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS), Aberystwyth University.

To allow the project to cover a cross section of all farm types and enterprises, across the UK, 80 farmers who produce the majority of their silage produced in large round bales are being recruited.

BGS Annual General Meeting Agenda - Thursday, June 16, 2011


The SIXTY-SEVENTH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the British Grassland Society will be held at the Tiverton Hotel, Tiverton, Devon on Sunday 3rd July, 2011, at 8pm.


Grazing with automatic milking research - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A project to investigate integrating automated milking systems into pasture-based dairy set-ups is to be carried out by the Moorepark Animal and Grassland Innovation Centre in Ireland, supported by Fullwood Ltd.

BGS 10th Research Conference accepted papers - Friday, June 3, 2011

BGS are pleased to publish the list of accepted papers for this year's 10th Research Conference.  The conference will be held in Belfast on 20th and 21st September and include a tour of the AFBI Hillsborough facilities on the second day.

Click here for a list of accepted papers

Ian Gillies is awarded the Kirby Memorial Cup - Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Yorkshire Grassland Society Kirby Memorial Cup was presented to Ian Gillies for services to the Yorkshire Grassland Society.  For many years Ian was secretary for the Yorkshire Grassland Society and the South Yorkshire branch and is now president of the South Yorkshire Grassland Society. He is also an active member of the British Grassland Society.


BGS Members BGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage.

Local Societies

BGS Members Use our Local Society directory to locate your nearest societies, information resources and experts on grassland farming and foraging.