Members of the British Grassland Society from across the British Isles will be travelling west as part of their Summer Meeting to Northern Ireland later this month.

The BGS are holding their Summer Meeting in Northern Ireland from Monday 27th to Wednesday 29th June where they will be visiting a number of farms and other venues.

Organised by the Ulster Grassland Society and Fermanagh Grassland Club, on behalf of the BGS, delegates coming from across GB and Ireland will see the best of farming practice and experience our famous hospitality.

On the first day, Monday, June 27 there are visits to contrasting dairy systems and a large sheep enterprise. Day delegates can join the other registered delegates and join the coaches for the tour at Sprucefield Park and Ride near Lisburn.

Day two, June 28 is much closer to Fermanagh with visits to the farms of Philip and David Clarke, near Augher, and John Egerton outside Rosslea. With the Clarkes’ focus on profit and herd fertility and the maternal breeding and efficiency drive of the Egertons, these will make for great visits.

The organisers are grateful to Philip and John and their families for hosting on Tuesday. Local day delegates join the coaches at Ballygawley Park and Ride.

The third day, Wednesday, June 29 has a visit to a suckler to beef unit near Antrim and the CAFRE Hill Farm at Glenwherry.

A large number of companies and businesses have provided sponsorship and assistance with the tour.

Members of Ulster Grassland Society, Fermanagh Grassland Club and Irish Grassland Association can enjoy discounted rates but non-members are very welcome too. Those wishing to attend for even one day must book a ticket. There are a variety of tickets on offer for this event which range from three days of hotel accommodation with all travel and meals, to individual day tickets.

Check out the BGS website for full details and to book tickets. Fermanagh Grassland Club secretary, William Johnston can be contacted on 07733100703 with any queries.