GFF Issue 111 Winter 2012

Grass & Forage Farmer Issue 111 Winter 2012

The winter issue of the British Grassland Society (BGS) magazine Grass & Forage Farmer has just been published – the 111th issue since its re-launch in 1977 as Grass Farmer.

The ‘Forage’ bit was added in 2005 to acknowledge the contribution crops like legumes, maize and wholecrop cereals now make to ruminant diets.

In the early days, it was known as the Local Societies News Sheet – a handy communication channel for the fledgling network of grassland groups springing up around the country. It was, and still remains the practical sister to the Society’s learned scientific journal Grass and Forage Science.

As well as keeping BGS and local grassland society members up-to-date on activities – it sets out to highlight latest thinking and ideas on all things grass and forage – at home and abroad.

Each issue provides a lively mixture of article covering important aspects of grass-based beef, sheep and dairy farming.

In this issue:

  • highlights of the tremendous Pasture to Profit conference – no other farming conference matches the buzz and energy of this one
  • profiles of the terrific winner and runners up in the BGS grassland manager competition
  • three BGS corporate members give their views on what type of cow is best for producing milk from grass
  • introducing a more profitable way to overwinter ewes – cell grazing
  • reducing methane losses by being more efficient

And much, much more!

Subscribe and learn for £10!

Grass & Forage Farmer is published four times a year in February, May, September and December and costs £2.50 a copy (£10 a year).

BGS members and members of local societies receive their copies free of charge, but individuals can subscribe without being a member of any society.

Email or call 02476 696600 to subscribe.

Read about Neil Grigg and Tom Foot’s adventure trying to milk cows with no farm and no milking parlour!

Read about Neil Grigg and Tom Foot’s adventure trying to milk cows with no farm and no milking parlour!

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