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Trace Elements in the Soil, Plant and Animal - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
On 1March the British Grassland Society (BGS) is holding its first Winter Meeting in several years at the Abbey Hotel, Malvern. It will bring together scientists, technical specialists and practitioners to discuss the function and management of trace elements in ruminant production systems.
Free Student Places for the Winter Meeting - Thursday, February 9, 2017

Funding from Stapledon Memorial Trust has made five funded places available for students or under 25’s wishing to attend our Winter Meeting on 1 March.

Challenge Sheep - Thursday, January 26, 2017

Challenge Sheep is a new AHDB Beef & Lamb-funded project which aims to understand the consequences of the rearing phase on the lifetime performance of ewes. 

Challenge Sheep is looking for producers who are keen to use the data they are collecting via EID to make improved decisions on ewe management.

The project farms will have access to cutting-edge information and ways of interrogating data to make the most of it, and will be involved in communicating the findings to other producers.

Successful Calving - Wednesday, January 25, 2017

As calving time approaches, AHDB Beef and Lamb have provided some useful information including NADIS factsheets to help producers.

Minimising calving difficulties (AHDB): click here

CFE Bird Events - Thursday, January 12, 2017

CFE will be running a series of events across the country in early 2017 providing advice and guidance on managing the farm for birds. 

The events will look at CFE Voluntary Measures that support farmland birds, and look at the importance of retaining relevant agri-environment options wherever possible, particularly field margins. These can help birds with the ‘hungry gap’ when food sources are low.  Good hedgerow management can also be important for supporting farmland birds.

Aerobic spoilage in maize and wholecrop silage - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Aerobic spoilage, caused by yeasts and moulds, is a major problem affecting higher dry matter silages, such as maize and if not prevented, it causes silage to heat up, and results in losses in dry matter and feed quality, and increased risk of mycotoxins.

Agri-Tech Innovation Showcase at Rothamsted Research, North Wyke - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The provision of sufficient, nutritious food for the increasing world population, combined with efficient

NSA Ram longevity focus groups - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The National Sheep Association (NSA) is running a ram survey and facilitating 10 focus groups around the country, they need 10 participants for each group.

The project is investigating the flock life of breeding males and the reasons for deaths and culling in the UK. With the help of funding from the Animal Welfare Foundation, and after concerns from NSA members about the short life of commercial rams, NSA is urging as many farmers as possible to participate in this new study to find out what is going on.

Winter Meeting - Booking Now Open - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

 

Closing the Circle – integrating trace element supply in soils, plants and animals

 

February 28 to March 1, 2017 

Abbey Hotel, Malvern, Worcestershire  

EU funding measures to support farmers - Monday, December 5, 2016

As a response to ongoing market difficulties, The European Commission has presented a new package of measures to support farmers, particularly in the dairy market. An ‘exceptional adjustment scheme’ is one such measure, and the UK has been allocated €30m for economic sustainability, market stabilisation and improvement of longer-term structural problems.

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