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Let us know what you think about the summer meeting - Friday, September 15, 2017

We'd love to know what you think about the summer meeting - whether you come along, or whether you don't, we'd love your feedback. We're working hard to make BGS work for our members and associates and given that the summer meeting is one of our biggest events of the year, it's important to know whether it is what you want or not. 

BGS welcomes new corporate member RPC-bpi - Thursday, July 20, 2017

BGS is delighted to welcome RPC-bpi as its newest corporate member. A leading producer of silage films and agricultural bags, they are well-placed to help members and affiliates to produce quality forages. Paul Johnson of RPC-bpi, who will be the primary member, joined us on the summer meeting in Shropshire.

BGS Summer Meeting 2017 Gets off to Great Start - Monday, July 10, 2017

Over 50 delegates have gathered at Harper Adams University in Shropshire for the start of the BGS Summer Meeting, with many more joining us for farm tours throughout the county over the next three days.

27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting - Wednesday, June 28, 2017

27th European Grassland Federation General Meeting

Sustainable Meat and Milk Production from Grasslands

17th - 21st June 2018

in Cork, Ireland

Managing slurry in more frequent silage cuts - Tuesday, May 30, 2017

“In parts of the country, first-cut was harvested two to three weeks early this year because of good grass growth,” explains Mr Ward (silage expert from Ecosyl), “and many people are adopting more frequent cutting to improve silage quality.


Recommended Lists 2017/18 Released - Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The latest and updated Reccomended Grass and Clover Lists for Engalnd and Wales have been relaesed today (24th May), being launched at the first day of Grassland and Muck, the two-day show held at Stoneleigh, 24th and 25th May.

Eleven new varieties of ryegrass and one red clover variety have been added to the 2017-18 Recommended Grass and Clover Lists .

The lists are available in a number of formats, including Farmer hand book, Mercahnt guides and intercative tables in the form of searchable excel worksheets.

Measuring Grass Growth Using Satellite Information - Thursday, May 18, 2017

The increasing utility of satellite information means that is now possible to monitor and manage agricultural systems remotely. This project examines the feasibility of measuring grass growth using remote sensing technologies – GRASSS‑Tech (see example). This approach aims to provide a cost-effective method that will enable farmers to improve management, yield and nutritive value of grass swards.

Grassland survey shows science pays - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Organised by the Grassland & Muck Event, the survey reveals that more farmers are analysing their soil and manure than ever before, with an increasing proportion also taking professional advice on variety choice. However, there is still a huge opportunity for farmers to make more of their grassland, with only 14% regularly measuring grass growth and 29% still not producing a nutrient or manure management plan.

Sessions at Grassland and Muck - Plan grazing to make the most from grass - Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Beef producers could learn a lot from their dairy counterparts by making better use of grass, say specialists involved in Grassland and Muck 2017, and substantially improve profitability as a result. Grazed grass costs just £57/t of dry matter, according to AHDB figures, compared with up to £140/t for a 16% protein cattle ration – and visitors to the Grassland & Muck Event can find out how to make the most of this low cost feed.

ATP Distance Learning Grassland Courses starting this May - Thursday, March 23, 2017

Providers of the online course Organic and Low Input Ruminant Production, and other modules, beginning this May, say ‘Grass is Great’ in highlighting that now is a pertinent time, for many reasons, for anyon


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