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Barenbrug's 'Grass Into Gold' research initiative - Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Farmers participating in Grass into Gold, a UK-wide research initiative exploring the positive impact proactive grassland management can have on yields, are starting to see results after implementing suggestions put forward by Barenbrug, the company behind the scheme.

Colin Boggs wins BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year 2015 - Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Colin Boggs, a dairy farmer from Co. Down has won the UK Grassland Farmer of the Year Award, run annually by the British Grassland Society (BGS).

Winner with the judges and sponsors, from left Dafydd Jones (2014 winner & judge), Paddy Jack (DLF Trifolium), Colin Boggs (winner), Nigel Hester (Yara) and Glasnant Morgan (head judge) at the awards evening

Presentation and poster winners at the 12th BGS Research Conference - Tuesday, September 15, 2015

From 7th – 9th September over 50 delegates gathered in Aberystwyth for the 12th BGS Research Conference, providing a platform for new grassland research to be presented and discussed amongst current, past and future researchers from a wide range of grassland disciplines.

The value of knowing your nutrients - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

2015 Summer Meeting principal sponsors, Yara offered each host farmer free soil and manure analyses as a technical theme for the event.

The value of manure and soil analysis in enabling more precise fertiliser/nutrient planning was a key message, as under- or over-application of nutrients is costly, resulting in lower yields and quality, wasted nutrients, or high nitrate impacting on silage fermentation quality.

Soil pH ranged from 5.4 to 7.6; there was some evidence of higher pH being influenced by sand-based bedding material.

Taw and Torridge Estuary Project - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

The North Devon Biosphere is offering grants and advice to farmers in North Devon around the estuary through the Taw Torridge Estuary Project, which is helping to reduce diffuse pollution from agriculture and helping to reduce flood risk. 

The Project is supporting various techniques to reduce diffuse pollution including;

Advanced Training Partnership Courses - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Postgraduate Distance Learning and Workshops for Ruminant Agriculture

There is a wealth of research going on in the UK aimed at finding ways to improve the efficiency and therefore the sustainability of beefsheep and&

Welsh dairy farmers have proved that it is possible to achieve a 100% return on the cost of growing grass. - Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The three-year Grass Value study, a key element of the Improving the Welsh Dairy Supply Chain initiative, has shown that pasture is worth £197 tonne/dry matter - £100 t/DM less than it costs to grow.

The best paddocks even managed to produce grass for as little as £40/tonne - by growing 15.2 t DM/ha.

Reflections from EGF 2015 - Thursday, July 30, 2015

15th – 17th June the European Grassland Federation (EGF) held their 18th Symposium, hosted by the Netherlands Society for Grass and Fodder Crops in Wageningen, also know as ‘Food Valley’.

New AHDB branding launched - Tuesday, June 23, 2015

New branding and a proposed new way of working for the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) was formally launched at Cereals event earlier this month.

This will see AHDB’s sector-focused activity delivered under six brands, AHDB Beef and Lamb, AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds, AHDB Dairy, AHDB Horticulture, AHDB Pork and AHDB Potatoes. Cross sector projects will be delivered as AHDB.

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