Get more from Grassland this year!

Published 23 April 15

British Grassland Society, DairyCo and EBLEX join forces to deliver a topical seminar programme at Grassland UK

On Thursday 7 May, the much respected, one-day, triennial show returns to the Bath and West showground. It covers every aspect of the farmer's interests, from seeds to feeds, machinery demonstrations, technical advice, clamp demonstrations and trade stands from all sectors of the industry.

BGS, DairyCo and EBLEX have pulled together a diverse programme of technical seminars which will run in 30 - minute slots throughout the day.

Relevant topics

Farmers, advisors and those with a keen interest in grassland management will find the seminars relevant.

Charlotte Evans, technical project manager at BGS, explains: “We’ve thought about what’s influencing the industry at present, what’s pertinent to business success and what grassland farmers need to know now. As a result, we’ve included seminars on aspects as diverse as getting to grips with CAP, weed control legislation and how to reduce feed costs through better silage management and utilising home-grown protein sources.”

Expert speakers

The speakers will give visitors a chance to hear from experts in their field.

“The line-up includes researchers at the forefront of investigations and technical specialists with years of practical experience and knowledge to draw on.

“In many cases, this is a rare opportunity to hear from specialists tackling the issues that matter in profitable grassland management today,” said Dr. Debbie McConnell, DairyCo research and development manager.

It’s easy to get more

The seminars take place next to the Forage Café and they’re free for visitors to attend. The sessions also offer Basis, Dairy Pro and NRoSo* points (*where relevant) for those registered on these schemes.

The stand

Visitors to Grassland UK are encouraged to visit the stand run by BGS, DairyCo and EBLEX.

Dr. Liz Genever, EBLEX livestock scientist, said: “There will be an array of information and experts on hand to discuss every aspect of grassland management. We’ll have the tools such as Healthy Grassland Soils, sward sticks and pocketbooks available to help producers increase grass and forage utilisation. Visitors can also find out more about lucerne and precision methods to better manage grassland.

“Plus, we’ll be launching the latest edition of the Recommended Grass and Clover List.”

The seminars will start at 10:00 and run in 30 - minute sessions until 16:00. A programme can be picked up at the entrance gates or at the Forage Café. The 30 slots will comprise a short presentation followed by Q&A. 

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