Entries open for major UK grassland manager awards

Monday 25.03.2024 , News

Germinal is supporting innovative grassland management and sustainable livestock production by proudly sponsoring three major awards in 2024. As a sponsor, Germinal supports grassland excellence at the top of our industry and identifies some of the farmers making a difference.

While celebrating grassland farmers, these awards also let us identify progressive grassland management techniques that can be shared with other farmers to enable them to drive climate smart livestock production and secure a positive food future.

If you are managing more from your grassland and getting results that are balancing economic and environmental sustainability, please consider entering the awards. Or, if you know an excellent grassland manager with a success story to share, please nominate them.

Farmers Weekly Awards: Grassland Manager of the Year
Deadline: 30th April

First up, the 2024 Farmers Weekly Awards (FWA) take place on Thursday 3rd October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London, and Germinal is sponsoring the Grassland Manager of the Year category.

We’re looking for farmers like Mark Housby who use grassland to drive nutritional performance in livestock, with close attention to soil, seeding, grass monitoring, pest management, silage production, and grazing management.

Click here to enter with FWA for Grassland Manager of the Year or nominate an outstanding candidate here.

British Farming Awards: Grassland Farmer of the Year
Deadline: 21st June

Next on the calendar is the 2024 British Farming Awards (BFA) at the Vox, Birmingham, on Thursday 17th October. We want to find farmers like Chris and Bella Mossman whose knowledge and application are driving yield and quality from sustainable grassland practices, including soil health, reseeding and grazing.

Register with BFA to submit your entry here or nominate a farmer here.

British Grassland Society’s Grassland Farmer of the Year
Deadline: 21st June

Open to British Grassland Society (BGS) members, an entry form must be submitted by a regional judge from your local society – find the form here. Last year, Aled and Owain Rees were worthy winners using white and red clovers to produce sustainably on their organic dairy farm in Wales.

This award can be entered by dairy, beef and sheep farmers who demonstrate excellent grassland management while achieving sustainable livestock production – find the five judging areas here.