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LIC encourage grassland strategies to cope with weather - Friday, July 13, 2018

Following the recent spell of hot, dry weather, which followed a difficult spring, cold, wet and seemingly unending, LIC consulant Sean Chubb offers some pointers on effective management strategies to cope with the vagaries of the climate. It is targeted at Scotland, but can equally be applied elsewhere! Even though there is now rain in the forecast, forage shortages are not going to disappear overnight. 


Extended deadline for Countryside Stewardship applications - Friday, July 13, 2018

The deadline for Countryside Stewardship Mid-tier applications has been extended to midnight on 31st August, to be processed in time for a start date of January 1st 2019. More details about the application extension can be found here:

Register now for spring farm walks - Friday, April 20, 2018

Booking is open for the spring farm walks organised jontly by BGS, AHDB Dairy and LIC on May 1 at Appledore Farm, Bow, Devon and near Buxton May 3 at Flagg Hall .

The events are free to attend and will offer an opportunity to discuss how grass and forage management can help to build business resilience, vital in these times of cost volatility.

For more details see the Event pages here and here

Come and see BGS at Grassland UK - Thursday, April 19, 2018

Come and see BGS at Grassland UK

With only three weeks to go, we’re looking ahead to this year’s Grassland UK, to be held at the Bath & West showground on May 10.

AHDB events Reducing antibiotic usage - Friday, March 23, 2018

AHDB Dairy are running a series of events around the country on how and why to reduce antibiotic use.

Reducing Antibiotic Usage
A proactive approach to herd health
Practical advice on reducing antibiotic usage through improved biosecurity pre- and post farm gate and effective vaccination use. The meeting will aim to help improve dairy production efficiency through increased dairy cattle health and welfare.

DowDuPont to become Corteva Agriscience - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

DowDuPont, one of our corporate members, today announced the new brand name Corteva Agriscience.

"Today marks the start of an exciting new chapter for our business.

We have announced that Corteva Agriscience™ is the new brand name for the intended standalone Agriculture company which will be created from the agriculture division of DowDuPont™.

Free CFE events to help you “Make the most of your manures” - Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Campaign for the Farmed Environment is holding free workshops for grassland farmers this March to discuss how reducing ammonia emissions can also benefit farm businesses. Using nutrients managing slurry and manures effectively can help you secure the best performance from your crops, grass and livestock and could save you money on bought-in fertiliser costs. It is also a vital step in reducing water and air pollution, helping you to meet various cross-compliance and other regulatory requirements.

RDPE Countryside Grants - Thursday, February 22, 2018

There are ‘Countryside Stewardship’ and ‘Countryside Productivity’ grants now open to receive applications.

Countryside Stewardship
Three main elements to scheme:
- Mid tier
- Higher tier
- Capital grants

For further information click here, and use the ‘grants finder’ tool to find specific grants, included are:

Sheep Scab – important information for sheep farmers - Wednesday, January 17, 2018

SCOPS (Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep) have issued a news brief advising that sheep farmers must take note of recently published evidence* of resistance in sheep scab mites to the 3-ML endectocide products, ensuring they only use these products when necessary and follow company instructions carefully.

 SCOPS, who have been aware of this work, have already held a Stakeholder and expert workshop to look at how we can effectively manage scab in the light of this new information.


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