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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.

More Pasture for Life meat suppliers needed - Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association is looking for more farmer suppliers to meet growing demand for meat from cattle and sheep fed only on grass and forage crops their entire lives.

The farmer-led organisation started in 2011 to champion the virtues of meat reared this way through its ‘Pasture for Life’ brand. It now has 180 members across the UK, with 45 certified farmers adhering to its production standards, and 18 certified butchers through which their meat is being sold.

Hello from Wageningen - BGS at #EGF2015 - Sunday, June 14, 2015

Delegates gather in Wageningen for the 18th Symposium of the European Grassland Federation (EGF) 15th – 17th June.

Call for offered papers and conference registration - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The BGS 12th Research Conference is a great opportunity for everyone with an interest in grassland to interact with colleagues and present their work on topics including agriculture, ecology, ecosystem services, conservation and biodiversity, microbiology, geology and other grass and forage based areas.

Conference Highlights

Invited speakers and conference dinner. On Tuesday afternoon there will be a choice of three technical tours:

2015/2016 recommended grass and clover lists - Friday, May 8, 2015

The 2015/2016 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists (RGCL) have been updated with 10 new ryegrass varieties.

Cornwall Field Day - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

On Tuesday 21st April West Cornwall Grassland Society hosted the annual Cornwall Grassland Society Field Day. Grassland members from across Cornwall made the trip to the most southerly peninsular on the Mainland UK, the Lizard, to visit two interesting and contrasting farms.

Members

BGS Members BGS is a membership organisation which acts as a communication forum, through events and publications, for the profitable and sustainable use of grass and forage.

Local Societies

BGS Members Use our Local Society directory to locate your nearest societies, information resources and experts on grassland farming and foraging.