Book now for Maize Growers Association conference

This year’s Maize Growers Association conference will be held on Thursday 25 February at The Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester.




The programme for the day will be as follows:



9.30am
Registration and Coffee


10.00am
Welcome by John Jackson, MGA Chairman


10.05am
Opening address:
Humphrey Richards (Lloyds TSB, senior agricultural manager, south west)


10.15am
Grain Maize – The market and UK growers experience
MGA office team – supported by the Gordon Newman Travel Awards


10.30am
Estimation of ruminant energy and degradability values of maize silage, using near infrared reflectance spectroscopy.
Jonathan Blake – Forage Analytical Assurance Group


10.45am
The real environmental challenges for maize growers.
Richard Smith (land quality officer and soils specialist at the Environment Agency)


11.15am
Coffee Break


11.30am
Lessons from southern Ireland
Tim O Donovan – agronomist/researcher working for the Irish state advisory services, TEAGASC


12.00pm
Effect of concentrate feed level on the performance of maize silage fed to bulls.
Simon March – senior lecturer in beef production at Harper Adams


12.30pm
Why we farm the way we do at Grosvenor Farms – focus on maize growing.
Mark Roach – managing director of Grosvenor Farms


1.00pm
Lunch


2.00pm
MGA tour of Denmark report
John Whitby (MGA vice chairman)


3.00pm
Review of MGA research 2009
Simon Draper – MGA agronomist



Book your place



  • To book a place contact the MGA office on 01363 775040. Member price £50, inc. VAT; non-member price £70, inc. VAT.
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