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Free CFE events to help you “Make the most of your manures” - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment is holding free workshops for grassland farmers this March to discuss how reducing ammonia emissions can also benefit farm businesses. Using nutrients managing slurry and manures effectively can help you secure the best performance from your crops, grass and livestock and could save you money on bought-in fertiliser costs. It is also a vital step in reducing water and air pollution, helping you to meet various cross-compliance and other regulatory requirements.

RDPE Countryside Grants - Thursday, February 22, 2018

There are ‘Countryside Stewardship’ and ‘Countryside Productivity’ grants now open to receive applications.

Countryside Stewardship
Three main elements to scheme:
- Mid tier
- Higher tier
- Capital grants

For further information click here, and use the ‘grants finder’ tool to find specific grants, included are:

Sheep Scab – important information for sheep farmers - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

SCOPS (Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep) have issued a news brief advising that sheep farmers must take note of recently published evidence* of resistance in sheep scab mites to the 3-ML endectocide products, ensuring they only use these products when necessary and follow company instructions carefully.

 SCOPS, who have been aware of this work, have already held a Stakeholder and expert workshop to look at how we can effectively manage scab in the light of this new information.

Let us know what you think about the summer meeting - Friday, September 15, 2017

We'd love to know what you think about the summer meeting - whether you come along, or whether you don't, we'd love your feedback. We're working hard to make BGS work for our members and associates and given that the summer meeting is one of our biggest events of the year, it's important to know whether it is what you want or not. 

BGS welcomes new corporate member RPC-bpi - Thursday, July 20, 2017

BGS is delighted to welcome RPC-bpi as its newest corporate member. A leading producer of silage films and agricultural bags, they are well-placed to help members and affiliates to produce quality forages. Paul Johnson of RPC-bpi, who will be the primary member, joined us on the summer meeting in Shropshire.

BGS Summer Meeting 2017 Gets off to Great Start - Monday, July 10, 2017

Over 50 delegates have gathered at Harper Adams University in Shropshire for the start of the BGS Summer Meeting, with many more joining us for farm tours throughout the county over the next three days.

27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting

Sustainable Meat and Milk Production from Grasslands

17th - 21st June 2018

in Cork, Ireland

Managing slurry in more frequent silage cuts - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

“In parts of the country, first-cut was harvested two to three weeks early this year because of good grass growth,” explains Mr Ward (silage expert from Ecosyl), “and many people are adopting more frequent cutting to improve silage quality.


Recommended Lists 2017/18 Released - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The latest and updated Reccomended Grass and Clover Lists for Engalnd and Wales have been relaesed today (24th May), being launched at the first day of Grassland and Muck, the two-day show held at Stoneleigh, 24th and 25th May.

Eleven new varieties of ryegrass and one red clover variety have been added to the 2017-18 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists .

The lists are available in a number of formats, including Farmer hand book, Mercahnt guides and intercative tables in the form of searchable excel worksheets.

Measuring Grass Growth Using Satellite Information - Thursday, May 18, 2017

The increasing utility of satellite information means that is now possible to monitor and manage agricultural systems remotely. This project examines the feasibility of measuring grass growth using remote sensing technologies – GRASSS‑Tech (see example). This approach aims to provide a cost-effective method that will enable farmers to improve management, yield and nutritive value of grass swards.


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