8 March 1996

Join debate on future of grassland strategy

GRASS silage, the way we make and feed it, is still a rapidly developing science.

In recent years much attention has been focused on a whole range of alternative forage crops. Such crops have their place but they should not be allowed to divert thoughts away from what is still the nations main herbage feed.

Coinciding with the first day of Kemira Grassland 96 at the NAC, on May 22, the Institution of Agricultural Engineers is organising a conference designed to encourage all sides of the industry – farmers, engineers and consultants – to take part in a debate on the future of grassland management in the UK.

Conference venue is the Kemira marquee on May 22, with a buffet served from 5pm.

For more details contact Andrew Landers at Harper Adams Agricultural College (01952-815245). For tickets (£15 each) contact Yvonne Miles, Institution of Agricultural Engineers (01525-861096).


Programme details

5.00 Registration and buffet.

5.45 Chairmans opening

remarks – John Farmer,

Kemira Agro.

5.50 Developments in grass

production – George

MacKenzie, Kemira Ince.

6.10 Developments in grass

harvesting equipment –

Trevor Tyrrell, Claas UK.

6.30 Developments in animal

nutrition – Dr Bruce

Cottrill, ADAS

Wolverhampton.

6.50 Current and future

research in silage –

Professor Mike Wilkinson,

De Montfort University.

7.10 Questions and summary.

7.30 Coffee and depart.