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Complete grassland survey and win… - Friday, January 28, 2011

Take part in a major grassland management survey and win a slurry/muck analysis plus free tickets to Grassland & Muck 2011 on the 18th and 19th May 2011, at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

BGS Making Haylage for Horses workshop - Wednesday, January 19, 2011

March 3rd 2011

The UK's first haylage event: a British Grassland Society workshop for farmers and contractors who make (or are considering making) haylage for the equine sector, lecturers, advisers and equine researchers.

The main speaker will be Europe's leading haylage specialist, Dr Cecilia Mueller from the Swedish University of Agricultural Science.

The event is sponsored by Ecosyl, Oliver Seeds and SiLAC.

BGS 10th Research Conference - Tuesday, January 18, 2011

September 20th- 21st, 2011 - Belfast, Northern Ireland

We are pleased to announce the continuation of this conference series in 2011, with the addition of a chance to see the facilities (including the biofuels unit) and latest research projects at the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Hillsborough, on the second day.

Free maize growing guide - Sunday, January 16, 2011

A maize growers' guide which gives technical advice to maximise crop success has been published by plant breeding company Limagrain UK.

It is said to includeinformation to help both first-time and more experienced maize growers to maximise the yields and quality of their maize crops. Sections focus on selecting the right maize variety, growing and harvesting the crop, growing maize under plastic, feeding maize silage, and also on maize for crimping and biogas production.

Conservation-grazing skills placements - Thursday, January 13, 2011

Those interested in a career in livestock-farming and conservation-grazing, can apply for six 6-month and six 12-month placements, with a generous bursary. Click here to see more information

Bursary report: Grasses for the Future - Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tom Bell was one of two recipients of a Jan Crichton Travel Bursary Award to attend the Teagasc Grasses for the Future conference in Ireland.

You can read Tom's report by opening the document below.

The second recipient was Francis Dunne. His report was published in the December 2010 issue of Grass and Forage Farmer.

If you are interested in attending a conference or visiting a research centre or farms outside the UK, please see the awards section of our website  

Early snow risks ewe embyo loss - Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Many ewes are at the critical implantation stage of pregnancy and the early onset of snow and continued frosts will put the 2011 lamb crop at serious risk ewes receive adequate feed, says Rumenco technical manager David Thornton.

RWAS award for Tom Tudor - Monday, December 6, 2010

The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society has awarded Tom Tudor the John Gittins Memorial Award for 2010, for his outstanding contribution to the Welsh sheep industry.

Call for increase in applied R&D funding - Sunday, November 28, 2010

It is possible applied research funding for agriculture could be on the up, after many years of decline, following a review by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Science and Technology in Agriculture.

The group, supported by a report written by Prof David Leaver, is calling for a renewed focus on applied research  in agriculture, to meet the 21st century challenge of producing more food while impacting less on the environment.

Need an NVZ grassland derogation for 2011? - Friday, November 26, 2010

Farmers in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone who wish to take advantage of applying nitrogen at increased rates and meet the necessary conditions, must apply for their annual derogation for grassland by December 31st, via where you need to register so that you can log in and apply or phone the Environment Agency on 0845 603 3113.  


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