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The following sites are affiliates to the Ulster Grassland Society, linked in one way or another to the objectives or operations of the Society and are linked for your convenience.


British Grassland Society

The British Grassland Society is a forum for those with an active interest in the science and practice of grass and forage production and utilisation.  We bring together research workers, farmers, advisers, teachers and technical members of the agricultural industry. BGS is in contact with farmers through its affiliated local grassland societies across the United Kingdom…


Irish Grassland Association

The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) is one of Irish Agriculture’s great national resources. Since its foundation in 1946 the IGA has played a unique and central role in the development of profitable systems of milk, beef and lamb production from Ireland’s abundant grasslands. The essential component of this objective is the stimulation and development of new ideas, research and new farm practices with associated financial analysis…

The following sites belong to other organisations within the shared “field” of interests to the UGS, including the  education or legislative perspective.


CAFRE – Greenmount Campus

Greenmount Campus is the centre of all things green – that’s agricultural, horticultural and environmental. The 200 hectares around the campus is used for arable, dairying and lowland beef farming. We’ve recently built a state-of-the art dairy unit for 180 cows with a 32 point parlour. This unit will incorporate the newest technologies in comfort housing and cow handling, waste management and parlour systems…



The Agri-Food & Biosciences Institute (AFBI) was created on 1st April 2006 as an amalgamation of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) Science Service and the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ARINI). AFBI is a DARD Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB)….