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SRUC and University of Edinburgh ‘Most Powerful’ in UK Agricultural and Veterinary Research

Published on Thursday, 18th December 2014 in Research news

Agricultural and veterinary research at SRUC and the University of Edinburgh has been ranked as most powerful in the UK in the Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Euan Fraser, SAC Consulting Potato Consultant

Euan Fraser the New Potato Specialist at SAC Consulting

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Euan Fraser has been appointed SAC Consulting’s Senior Potato Consultant.

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New Countryside Management Course at Aberdeen Emphasises SRUC’s Commitment to NE Land-based Sector

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Education news

A new, practical, Countryside Management course, beginning in February and offered by the SRUC Aberdeen campus, emphasises SRUC’s commitment to the land-based sector in the north.

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SRUC Oatridge Offers New Introductory Course in Land Based Engineering – Begins January

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Education news

A new introductory course in Land Based Engineering, beginning in January 2015, is being offered for the first time at the Oatridge campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

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Joined up Approach Needed to Maximise South Scotland’s Forestry Potential

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Rural Policy Centre news

Competing policy targets and vague timescales for their implementation may be hampering the exciting potential of forests and woodlands in the South of Scotland.

Janet Swadling and Briony Dall sign the Student Partnership Agreement

SRUC Launches First Student Partnership Agreement

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Education news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and its Student Association have signed their first Student Partnership Agreement.

Matthew Brown, Closing Conference in Chisinau

Matthew Signs off for SRUC in Moldova on a High

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consultant and our man in Moldova Matthew Brown has successfully completed the EU project that he has worked on for 33 months.

BE-Efficient event

Busy Day at Beef Efficiency Event

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Research news

Experts from Scotland’s Rural College were recently joined by partners in showcasing progress of research, much of it Scottish Government funded, in efficient beef production.

Malcolm Mitchell SMART Farming Event

SRUC SMART Farming Event Draws Crowd

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Research news

The SMART farming technology showcase organised by the Research Division of Scotland’s Rural College drew an attentive crowd.

Kay Russell

Industry Recognition for PhD Student Kay Russell

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Education news

A PhD student with Scotland’s Rural College won the recent British Poultry Council Scholarship Award for her work on digestive problems in poultry.

Ayr Riverside Erasmus Tour

SRUC Students at Elmwood and Ayr Riverside Offered Opportunity in Europe

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Education news

Over 60 students from the Elmwood and Ayr Riverside campuses of Scotland’s Rural College will take part in study tours to Sweden and Spain next year, through an EU funded Erasmus Project.

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Vote of Confidence in Poultry Course at SRUC Ayr from Award Winning Distance Learner

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Education news

An award winning poultry student has given a vote of confidence on what the Ayr Riverside campus of Scotland’s Rural College has to offer.

Chinese Veterinary Conference

SRUC Researchers Invited Speakers at Chinese Veterinary Conference

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Research news

Simon Turner and Laura Dixon from the Veterinary Science Research Group of Scotland’s Rural College spoke recently about research into pig and poultry welfare at the Chinese Veterinary Conference.

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Building Marketable Yields for Scottish Cereal Growers the Focus of HGCA/SRUC Series of Winter Events – Borders, Perth and Aberdeenshire

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Building yields will be the focus of three events for cereal growers, beginning in the Borders at The Lodge, Carfraemill on Tuesday 13 January.

PigSAFE

SRUC’s Contribution to Brazilian Animal Welfare Conference

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014 in Research news

At a recent high level animal welfare conference in Brazil Research Economist Bouda Vosough Ahmadi, explained how SRUC research can improve animal welfare without losing productivity.

The Health of Beef Cattle Key to Health of Orkney Beef Sector

Published on Tuesday, 16th December 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Two free meetings, planned for Orkney Beef farmers in early January by SAC Consulting, will consider some of the key health issues affecting production efficiency.

Beef Producers Warned Not to Miss Claim Deadline – Register Calves before end of December

Published on Wednesday, 10th December 2014 in SAC Consulting news

With new CAP arrangements coming into force, crofters and farmers with beef cattle have only a few days to register calves born under the previous regime, if they want to claim the cash due.

Improving Farm Performance with Efficient Use of Resources – SRUC Workshop for Working Farmers at Crichton, Dumfries

Published on Wednesday, 10th December 2014 in SAC Consulting news

With price pressures and reductions in CAP funding many farmers are looking hard at the efficiency of their businesses and the way they use resources like energy, nutrients, soil, slurry and water.

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Morrisons and SRUC Join Forces to Reduce Waste and Increase Taste in UK Lamb Production

Published on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 in Research news

Tasting panels and the latest computerised scanning techniques are to be used in a research project between Morrisons and SRUC aimed at improving the eating quality and production of UK lamb.

Derek Daly, Director of Education at the Silver Lakes Academy in South Africa

SRUC Lecturer Maintains Elmwood’s Links with Golf in Africa

Published on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 in Education news

Dr Paul Miller, Lecturer in Greenkeeping and Golf Course Management at SRUC's Elmwood campus, has just returned from the first ever African R&A Greenkeeping Workshop held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Crichton Farm dairy cows

SRUC Dairy Research Published in America

Published on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 in Research news

SRUC research giving a snapshot of how UK dairy farmers house and feed their herds has been published in the official journal of the American Dairy Science Association.

Ross Learmonth

Aberdeen Student Ross Shows His Agribusiness Acumen

Published on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 in Education news

Ross Learmonth, a BSc (Hons) Agriculture student at the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland’s Rural College, was crowned the winner of the AgriScot Business Skills competition during the event at Ingliston.

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Crop Club Partnerships Key to Improving Grain Quality in Malting Barley

Published on Wednesday, 3rd December 2014 in Research news

Progress with some of SRUC’s research of grain quality in malting barley was presented to the latest meeting of the BBSRC’s Crop Improvement Research Club.

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