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Marabu harvesting, Cuba

Sweet Success for Scotland’s Rural College in Cuba

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

After four years work in Cuba a group including specialists from SRUC has finally achieved their goal, producing renewable energy while returning abandoned sugar cane land to food production.

Dairy Skills Initiative 2015

Cabinet Secretary Visits Dumfries Farm to Meet Young Dairy Skills Initiative Trainees

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in Education news

SRUC staff were among those welcoming todays visit by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training, to a Dumfries farm where she learned about the Dairy Skills Initiative.

Steve Hoad at 2015 SRUC-HGCA Roadshow

SRUC Expert Stresses Attention to Every Detail as Recommended Cereal List Introduced

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in Research news

Introducing SRUC’s latest list of recommended cereal varieties Dr Steve Hoad of SRUC’s Crop and Soil Systems group stressed the need for growers to make decisions based on good intelligence.

Sheep and lambs in field

SRUC Vets Concerned at Rise in Incurable Viral Disease in Sheep

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Vets from Scotland’s Rural College believe many commercial sheep flocks could be threatened by a rise in the incurable viral disease Maedi Visna (MV).

Squirrel bridge, Ellon

How Did the Squirrel Cross the Road? – SRUC Student Seeks Help with Research

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in Education news

Cheryl Murray, a Countryside Management student at SRUC’s Aberdeen campus is appealing for public help with her research about how squirrels cross the road.

LANTRA winners 2014

SRUC Oatridge and Barony Students Finalists in Prestigious Annual Training Awards

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in Education news

Seven students from the Oatridge and Barony campuses of Scotland’s Rural College have reached the finals of the prestigious LANTRA industry training awards.

Carfraemill SRUC-HGCA cereal event

Farmer Speakers a Hit at SRUC/HGCA Agronomy Events for Cereal Growers

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Innovative farmers explaining their ideas proved a highlight during recent cereal grower events organised Scotland’s Rural College and sector levy body HGCA.

Craig malone, new entrants

Two Events for Potential New Entrants to Farming in New Cumnock and Elgin

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Potential new entrants to farming can quiz those already having a go when they attend one of two meetings planned by SRUC in New Cumnock and Elgin.

Kyle Smith

SRUC Students hope to Slide to Victory at the World University Winter Games

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015 in Education news

Four SRUC students will be Curling for Great Britain at the 2015 Winter Universiade (World University Winter Games) in Granada, Spain next week.

C-QAS logo

New External Quality Assessment Scheme for In-House Practice Analysers Launched by SAC Consulting

Published on Tuesday, 27th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

A new, independent quality assessment service for veterinary practices using in-house biochemistry and haematology analysers is being offered by SAC Consulting Veterinary Services, part of SRUC.

New Cumnock Event for Potential New Entrants to Farming - Learn from Experience of Others

Published on Monday, 26th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Anyone interested in becoming a farmer can learn from industry specialists and the recent experience of Craig Malone, a Forestry Commission starter farmer, at New Cumnock on Tuesday 10 February.

Aberdeenshire farmers invited to free Roadshow event for latest information on CAP Reform

Published on Tuesday, 20th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Douglas Bell, SAC Consulting Senior Agricultural Consultant will be updating Aberdeenshire farmers with the latest information on CAP Reform at Thainstone Exchange, Inverurie on Wednesday 28 January.

Barony SRUC Students Reach Final of Prestigious Training Award

Published on Tuesday, 20th January 2015 in Education news

An engineering apprentice from Tiree and a trainee tree surgeon from Glenrothes, both students at the SRUC Barony campus, have reached the finals of the prestigious LANTRA industry training awards.

Taking Stock - Scotland’s Organic Farmers Consider Prospects and Opportunities

Published on Monday, 19th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland’s organic farmers and food producers will be in thoughtful mood as they gather at Lamancha for their annual conference on Thursday 5 February.

Huntly Farmer Gary Open to Ideas as he Hosts Farmers Meeting

Published on Monday, 19th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Huntly beef producer Gary Christie will talk about his own approach to efficient calf production when he welcomes visitors to the Midtown of Glass herd at 11am on Wednesday 4 February.

Free Soil Management Roadshows in Kirkwall and Wick

Published on Friday, 16th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Maximising the efficiency and accuracy of inputs should be a priority for any profitable farm business.

Colour spore, knowledge scotland, success stories

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

Published on Thursday, 15th January 2015 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).

EC devices measuring CO2 fluxes

Crichton Connects with the Cosmos

Published on Thursday, 15th January 2015 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural Colleges’ Crichton Royal Farm is now a site for a UK wide programme using cosmic rays to help measure soil moisture and greenhouse gas emissions.

sheep with lambs, knowledge scotland, success stories

BUG Consortium Wins Research Funding

Published on Thursday, 15th January 2015 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College researchers are members of the Glasgow University led BUG Consortium just awarded £2.9m to tackle anthelmintic resistance in nematodes.

Oxford Farming Conference - Dave Nelson

Science and Technology Part of Oxford Conference Ambition

Published on Thursday, 15th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Smart Farming, definitions of sustainable intensification, calls for more near market research and knowledge exchange all featured strongly at this year’s Oxford Farming Conference.

Argentina feedlot

Elaine and Robert’s Argentine Adventure Supported by SRUC Trust Fund

Published on Thursday, 15th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consultants Elaine Henderson and Robert Ramsay found their recent study tour of Argentinian farming a real eye opener.

Drambusters Whisky Festival

Drambusters Whisky Festival - it’s a hard job but Maree had to do it!!

Published on Thursday, 15th January 2015 in Research news

Dr Maree Brennan, from SRUC Crop & Soils Systems group and colleagues from the James Hutton Institute attended the Drambusters Whisky Festival and explained how research contributes to the industry.

Potato Field rows

Innovation for Facing Potato Industry Challenges

Published on Thursday, 15th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

With Scotland’s potato growers reeling from the fall in demand for fresh potatoes and low prices from over-supply, a conference in Perth will stress the positive messages for an important industry.

Farmland

SAC Consulting Urges Grazings Clerks to check the “Regions” Linked to new CAP Payments

Published on Thursday, 15th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

Common Grazings Clerks in crofting areas are reminded that shareholders risk receiving reduced CAP payments if they don’t check the accuracy of details just issued by the Scottish Government.

Attention to Detail the Message from Strichen Farmer to NE Cereal Growers at Forthcoming Thainstone Event

Published on Monday, 5th January 2015 in SAC Consulting news

A passion for doing a good job and the rewards of paying close attention to detail will come across when a respected Strichen farmer explains his approach to successful cereal production on 21 Jan.

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.

Countryside Management - Dyke building

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.

Engineering students

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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