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:
- Grassland re-sowing and grass-arable rotations (2002)
- Dairy farming systems (2004)
- Analytical methods for measuring fatty acids in forage (2006-2010)
- Grazing (2008)
- Semi-natural grasslands (2011)
- Sensing in grassland and forage science and practice (2017)
The Working Groups report to each EGF General Meeting and, more recently, on the EGF Website.
The workshops in combination with EGF conferences will be announced on the respective event websites.
EGF2022, Sunday 26 June 2022, Caen, France
Grazing, innovation, animal welfare
After a break of four years, the 7th meeting of the Working Group “Grazing” of the European Grassland Federation (EGF) took place in Caen, France, in June 2022. It was attended by 60 persons.
Agnes van den Pol-van Dasselaar (the Netherlands), who founded the working group in 2008 and has led it since then, has handed over the leadership to Deirdre Hennessy (Ireland) with immediate effect.
Find more information and photos here.
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.
- 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: email@example.com
- Short report (3 MB)
- Short report (513 KB)
Eucarpia Festulolium working group
- Short report (931 KB)