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BGS Innovation Award presentation - Sunday, September 13, 2009

John Vipond and Marcus Maxwell were presented with the cup as joint winners of the BGS Innovation Award at the 9th Research Conference dinner on September 8th.

They won the award for the development and promotion of forage aspects of the easy care sheep system.


Join us for Sept 16th NGMC Presentation - Saturday, September 12, 2009

The winner of this year's BGS National Grassland Management Competition, sponsored by GrowHow Uk and DLF-Trifolium will be announced at the Dairy Event and Livestock Show on Wednesday September 16th at 4pm on the DLF-Trifolium stand in Exhibitional Hall 1.

The final three in the competition are:

BGS Finally has a new phone number - Friday, September 11, 2009

Our new telephone number is 02476 696 600

Warning to other businesses moving: it has taken 18 working days for BT to connect us (not the 10 max they say they need) and our number is not the provisional number we were given.

Summer Meeting 2010 East of Scotland - Monday, August 17, 2009

The BGS Summer Meeting 2010 is heading to Scotland by kind invitation of the East of Scotland Grassland Society. For more information, click here.......

Six entries go into NGMC finals - Thursday, August 13, 2009

Following stiff competition in the regional rounds of this year's National Grassland Management Competition, sponsored by GrowHow and DLF-Trifolium, we are pleased to reveal the six entries out of seven regions who will take part in the next round of the competition.

AGM Minutes for 2009 Available - Friday, August 7, 2009

Minutes of the 65th Annual General Meeting held at Greenmount Campus, Northern Ireland on 29th June 2009 and now available to view here....

The minutes will remain in DRAFT until they are approved at the 66th AGM to be held at the 2010 Summer Meeting by invitation of the East of Scotland Grassland Society.

FWGS Grassland Management Competition 2009 - Monday, August 3, 2009

Final Round Judging - 24 and 25 June 2009

High quality swards reap competition success

Storing silage bales carefully worthwhile - Monday, August 3, 2009

Silage spoilage is often caused by poorly stored bales, warns Graham Robson, European Technical Manager of Tama UAT Ltd.

"Wrapped bales should be stacked on their ends, allowing the maximum layers of film to be in contact with the ground for added protection and eliminating the possibility of bales becoming mis-shaped by further stacking on top," he advises.

In particular, he adds, low dry matter bales should never be stacked more than one high - this will avoid the seal on the film overlap opening through the constant heavy pressure exerted on them from bales on top.

Organic stubble turnip seeds available - Thursday, July 30, 2009

Organic farmers now grow the fast-growing catch crop of Dynamo stubble turnips with organically produced seeds now available from Limagrain UK.

BGS Grazing Partners up and running - Friday, July 24, 2009
Photo of the team
(left to right back) Steve Conisbee, Ed Higgins, Lawrence Glanville, Matthew Ingram, Rob Studley
(Left to right front) David Munday, Kieran Wellwood, Robert Craig, Sam Rawling)

Following their mentoring and coaching skills training in June, we now have nine Grazing Partners who are fired up and ready to go out and help other local producers with their grassland management.

The BGS Grazing Partners are:



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