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Five Advanced Training Partnership Courses starting this May - Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Starting 18th May 2015 the Advanced Training Partnership (ATP Pasture), coordinated by Aberystwyth University, has five distance learning courses running, each lasting three months.

Learn more on Grass this year! - Thursday, April 2, 2015

BGS-DairyCo-Eblex join forces to deliver a topical seminar programme at Grassland UK.

BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition has a new Sponsor - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BGS is pleased to announce that existing BGS corporate members Yara have become sponsors of the prestigious BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition for the first time this year. They join existing sponsors DLF Trifolium who have been involved with the competition for over ten years. The fertiliser (Yara) and seed producer (DLF) combination serves the competition very well, with each bringing particular expertise and experience to the table.

Several Grant Schemes Currently Open - Thursday, March 12, 2015

There are currently several grant schemes funded by pillar 2 of the CAP open for applications. Not all farmers will be eligible for every grant scheme, but don’t miss your opportunity if it offers help towards a feature that will benefit your business. Farmers must have registered for the BPS before being able to apply:

Should you be applying DAP at soil index 2 this spring? - Thursday, March 5, 2015

It is well-known that phosphorus (P) is most needed in spring, when root development is vital to the coming season’s plant growth. As a result, where P is required, recommendations usually include it in the first or second dressing, except for cutting where it will be applied per cut, as needed, says Elaine Jewkes, BGS Director.

Spring Farm Walks 2015 - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Shorthorn Cattle Society - Situation Vacant - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Administrator required to work with a progressive and expanding Breed Society in our Stoneleigh Park Office approx 25 hrs per week.

General office administration, registering pedigree cattle, membership database, liaising with breed society members, attending meetings & taking minutes, attending shows.

Polite telephone manner, and competent computer skills (e-mail, word, excel) essential.

Conservation Grazing - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Earlier this month, more than 150 people attended the Innovation in Conservation Grazing conference in Worcestershire, hosted by Natural England, as Sara Gregson reports.

Conservation grazing is livestock grazing that meets nature conservation objectives. It includes anything from extensive, low intervention schemes that meet the welfare needs of livestock while allowing natural processes to occur, to grazing on improved grassland managed to optimise sward structure for invertebrates, small mammals and birds.

Research in Practice: Demo Farms Update - Friday, February 13, 2015

Things may have gone quiet events-wise down on our demo farms over the winter, but that’s not to say that nothing’s happening. It won’t be long before we’re inviting you once again to come and see more of our demo results for yourselves at upcoming open events from North Yorkshire to Cornwall throughout 2015.


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