Working Groups

Since 2002 different groups of scientists from different European countries have requested the EGF to act as a working group under the umbrella of EGF. This initiative was supported by the Executive Committee. Currently there are four EGF Working Groups on the following topics:

The Working Groups report to each EGF General Meeting and, more recently, on the EGF Website.

Future activities

The workshops in combination with EGF conferences will be announced on the respective event websites.

Recent activities

EGF2018, Sunday 17 June 2018, Cork, Ireland

Maximising grazing in ruminant production systems
The sixth meeting of the Working Group “Grazing” of the European Grassland Federation (EGF) was held in Cork, Ireland, in June 2018. The theme of the meeting was “Maximising grazing in ruminant production systems”. Information was shared in presentations and in discussions in small groups. The results are summarised in the proceedings.

Find more information as well as the proceedings and presentations here.

EGF2017, Sunday 7 May 2017, Sardinia, Italy

Sensing in grassland and forage science and practice
The EGF Working Group “Sensing in grassland and forage science and practice” held its constituting assembly and first workshop on 7 May 2017 at the Congress Venue of the Department of Architecture, Muralla de l’Hospital (Bastioni Pigafetta) in Alghero, Sardinia (Italy).

More information and the proceedings and presentations of this workshop are available here.

EGF2016, Sunday 4 September 2016, Trondheim, Norway

Grazing in a high-tech world
The workshop was a combination of a limited number of short presentations, followed by group discussions on relevant topics.

Organising Committee:

  • Agnes van den Pol-van Dasselaar, chair (Wageningen UR Livestock Research / CAH Vilentum University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands)
  • Alex de Vliegher (ILVO, Belgium)
  • Deirdre Hennessy (Teagasc, Ireland)
  • Johannes Isselstein (University of Göttingen, Germany)
  • Jean-Louis Peyraud (INRA, France)

The proceedings and presentations of this workshop are available here for download.

EGF2015, Sunday 15 June 2015, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Grazing and automation
The EGF Working Group "Grazing" held its 4th Meeting. The theme of the meeting was "Grazing and automation". A report with proceedings and presentations are available here.

EGF2014, Wednesday 10 September 2014, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK

Grassland term definitions
Working group meeting
Contact: Prof. Alain Peeters, e-mail:


A more detailed report is available here  
Contact: Dr Agnes van den Pol - van Dasselaar, e-mail:

Semi-natural grassland

Contact: Dr Bettina Tonn, e-mail:

Eucarpia Festulolium working group

Contact: Dr Michael Humphreys, e-mail: