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BGS have moved to Reaseheath! - Monday, January 4, 2016

The British Grassland Society have now relocated to new premises at Reaseheath College in Cheshire. This move places us at the heart of a major grassland farming region, whilst being at a land-based college puts us closer to some of the young people who will form the future of our industry.

Our contact details are:

British Grassland Society

Telephone 01270 616464

Email addresses and the web address remain the same.

Merry Christmas from BGS! - Wednesday, December 23, 2015

The British Grassland Society would like to wish all our members a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year.

We thank you all for your support this year and look forward to seeing you at one of our many events across the country in 2016.

Please note that our office will be closed from 5pm today (Wednesday 23rd) until Monday 4th January.

Office move today! - Thursday, December 17, 2015

Today is the day! BGS are currently busy finalising our move from our office at The Arthur Rank Building at Stoneleigh to our new office at Reaseheath College near Natwich, Cheshire.

Please be aware that the phone line and emails may be out of action for a large part of the day as our new line is connected. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to return to normal as soon as possible.

Our new contact details are:

British Grassland Society

Telephone 01270 616464

Christmas office closing dates - Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Please note that the office will be closing for Christmas at 5pm on Wednesday 23rd December. The office will re-open on Monday 4th January 2016.

As of Thursday 17th December BGS have relocated to a new office at Reaseheath College. Contact details are as follows:

British Grassland Society

Telephone: 01270 616464

Email addresses will remain the same.

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.


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