Germinal is sponsoring three prominent British farming awards this year. It forms part of the company’s commitment to working with the agricultural industry towards a climate-smart food future for all.
Sponsoring three grassland management awards in 2022
“We’ve partnered with the three most prestigious awards for grassland management in the UK, mirroring our position at the pinnacle of innovation in grassland excellence,” explains Paul Billings, managing director of Germinal GB.
“By sponsoring these awards, we are celebrating progressive grassland farmers and telling their stories – to inspire learning and share best practices throughout the industry.”
Grass is this country’s biggest crop and carbon store, making it a powerful tool in UK farming’s future, and its effective management is the foundation of sustainable livestock production.
Do you know an outstanding farmer who delivers the most from the best grassland possible? If so, please see the following nomination details.
Farmer’s Weekly Grassland Manager of the Year
Deadline: Thursday 31 March 2022
Grassland Manager of the Year recognises the farmer who maximises their grassland, delivering the best possible nutritional benefit to their livestock. Entrants will need to show how they manage soil quality, seeding, growth, pest control, grazing and cutting. Judges want to see approaches that stand out from the crowd or drive forward the propagation of climate-friendly grass.
British Grassland Society’s Grassland Farmer of the Year
Deadline: Friday 17 June 2022
Beef, sheep and dairy farms from across the UK can enter this competition to reward and celebrate the UK’s top grassland farmers. Entrants are expected to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through profitable and sustainable pasture management. The judges want to hear about achievements across the full lifecycle of new pastures, covering planting, grazing, cutting and reseeding.
British Farming Awards Grassland Farmer of the Year – New for 2022
Deadline: Friday 24 June 2022
Open to dairy, beef and sheep systems, this new award celebrates farmers who are pushing the boundaries of grassland management and developing innovative grazing systems. Short-listers will need to demonstrate their knowledge and skills through yields, quality of forage crops and climate-friendly grass.
Grassland reseeding guide
You can seek advice on grassland reseeding by reading this helpful guide.