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Job vacancy - Part-time book keeper/ administrator - Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Due to relocation from Warwickshire, the British Grassland Society seeks an experienced bookkeeper/administrator to assist in the office at Reaseheath College near Nantwich.

Bookkeeping duties include:
- Sales and purchase ledger
- Credit control
- Bank account reconciliation
- VAT returns and Gift Aid

Administration duties include:
- General office administration, including event bookings, telephone and email enquiries
- Helping to maintain membership databases and address lists
- Invoicing

Call for abstracts to EGF 2016 - Tuesday, December 8, 2015

The European Grassland Federation (EGF) warmly invite you to present your scientific work at the European Grassland Federation General Meeting in 2016. The theme of the General Meeting in Trondheim, Norway 4-8 September is ‘The Multiple Roles of Grassland in the European Bioeconomy’, with the following sessions:

Change of name for DLF - Tuesday, October 6, 2015

As of the 1st October 2015 DLF Trifolium have simplified their company name to DLF and have refreshed their logo.

DLF are the global  leaders in  grassland R&D embracing new technologies to maximise profit from grass. DLF are Corporate Members of the British Grassland Society and sponsors of the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year compeititon.



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

Grass and Forage Specialist for AHDB Beef and Lamb - Thursday, September 24, 2015

AHDB Beef and Lamb are looking to recruit a grass and forage specialist to work within the AHDB technology team.

The candidate would be responsible for managing research projects and planning knowledge transfer for grass and forage management. They would contribute to the flow of new and existing knowledge to beef and sheep producers, which can provide opportunities for practical improvement and create competitive advantage for the industries.

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.

Grassland Competition Finalists 2015 - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Three BGS Grassland Farmer competition finalists have been selected and judged; they now wait to find out who will win at the awards evening on 23rd September.

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.

Demo Farm Soils Events, South West - Thursday, August 13, 2015

Soil health issues such as soil structure, loss of organic matter and soil biology are important in maintaining a healthy, productive soil that works with rather than against your aims as a farmer.  Recent AHDB funded research has been investigating how farmers can take simple steps to understand grassland soil health, identify issues and choose appropriate, cost-effective solutions.                         


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