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New Project Aims to Raise Lamb Survival Rates by 5%

Published on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 in Research news

Five focus farmers have been selected for a new “Live Lambs” project, facilitated by Scotland’s Rural College and aimed at improving lamb survival.

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SRUC Graduation Ceremony 2016

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Education news

More than 150 graduands attended the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony on Friday 8 July 2016 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Stephen Lucas, Calum Johnston and Joe Speed with their degrees and prizes at their graduation from SRUC.

Trio of New SRUC Aberdeen Graduates Make Potato Industry Sit Up and Take Notice

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Education news

Three new graduates from the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have made the potato industry sit up and take notice with their degree dissertations.

Rainer Roehe

Professorship for SRUC Expert in Livestock Genetics

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Research news

SRUC Livestock Geneticist Dr Rainer Roehe was awarded a Professorship of Animal Genetics and Microbiome during SRUC’s annual graduation ceremony in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

John Campbell

SRUC Honorary Fellowship Awarded to John Campbell of Glenrath Farms

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Education news

John Campbell, who along with his wife Cathy, founded Glenrath Farms in the Scottish Borders, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Scotland’s Rural College.

Voices of Women in Agriculture

New SRUC Video Gives Voice to Women in Agriculture

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in About SRUC news

The communications team at SRUC has produced a new video which aims to encourage more women into the Scottish agricultural industry.

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South West Livestock Farmers Urged to Watch for Mud Snails

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Cattle and sheep farmers in the South West have been warned to look out for mud snails and any signs that their animals may have fallen prey to the parasites the snails carry.

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Another Outstanding Year at the ISAE Conference!

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Research news

Over 550 animal scientists congregated in Scotland’s capital recently to discuss an incredibly diverse range of research.

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Busy Month of International Visitors to Kirkton and Auchtertyre

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

July has been a very busy month for international visitors to SRUC’s upland research farms near Crianlarich.

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Uplifting Inverness Move Deemed a Success

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Inverness-based SRUC staff have just relocated from Drummondhill to the brand new Inverness Campus.

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SRUC Aberdeen Lecturer Wins Trip to Study Historic Links in North America

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

A lecturer from the Aberdeen Campus of SRUC has won a prestigious six week summer study tour of North America which will focus on the historic links between land ownership in Scotland and the USA.

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Oatridge Campus Hosts Successful Equine Summer School

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

The equine team at SRUC Oatridge recently hosted another successful Equine Summer School – with 16 students from across America attending the four week residential programme.

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Dumfriesshire Farmers told “Don’t Get into a Muddle” on EU Record Keeping

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Dumfriesshire farmers have been given some straightforward advice with regards to EU record keeping – “Keep it simple and don’t get into a muddle.”

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New Recruits to Farming off to a Flying Start

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

After completing their basic skills training with SRUC in Aberdeen a group of 12 young recruits to agriculture have begun their on-farm placements with members of the successful Ringlink co-operative.

SRUC Supports Joint Statement on EU Students

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in About SRUC news

SRUC Principal and Chief Executive Professor Wayne Powell has said SRUC fully supports the recent statement on the position of EU students by Scottish Government and Universities Scotland.

BBC out of Doors interview

Oatridge WW1 Allotment goes Out of Doors!

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

A First World War inspired allotment project run by SRUC Oatridge was featured on BBC Radio Scotland’s Out of Doors programme recently in a special feature recorded at the Royal Highland Show.

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Beechgrove Gardener Jim’s Delight at SRUC’s Hands on Approach

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

Beechgrove gardener Jim McColl’s meetings with horticulture students and staff at SRUC Elmwood have reassured him the future of practical horticulture is in good hands.

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SRUC Aberdeen Successfully Brings Back Open Day!

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

"A great success" – that was how SRUC Aberdeen described hosting an Open Day on the Campus for the first time in many years.

Bridgit Muasa

Researcher Studies Tools to Help Cows get Pregnant

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Research news

An SRUC PhD student aims to make it far easier for females to get pregnant on the first attempt, female cows that is.

Group photo of all the winners at the Scottish Eqq Quality Awards.

SRUC Helps Celebrate Quality Scottish Eggs

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Monogastric Science Research Centre news

The 28th Scottish Egg Quality Awards, jointly organised by ForFarmers and Scotland’s Rural College, once again celebrated egg producers’ commitment to quality.

Efficiencies in Suckler Herd Production

Farm Forum and Tour Complete Laurencekirk Farm Event Focused on Efficient Suckler Beef Production

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in SAC Consulting news

A chance to look round a successful livestock farm and an opportunity to quiz a knowledgeable farming industry panel is on offer.

Jolinda Pollock

SRUC Student takes Third Place in Inter-institute Comp

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Research news

SRUC student Jolinda Pollock has won 3rd place at an inter-institute PhD competition.

Filming Celebrity Antiques Road Trip at Elmwood Golf

Elmwood Campus Gains Reputation as Popular Filming Location

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

SRUC Elmwood is fast becoming a popular location for film crews and television presenters it would seem.

John Hamilton

John Aims to Reach for the Sky after his SRUC Course

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Education news

As trainee agronomist John Hamilton walks through crops checking for diseases, pests or other issues.

Joint statement: Scottish Government and Universities Scotland on the outcome of the EU referendum

Published on Monday, 4th July 2016 in Education news

We welcome the contribution EU students make to our society, culture and economy.

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Oatridge Students Told to Believe in Lifelong Learning

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Education news

Students attending the annual prize giving at the Oatridge Campus of SRUC were reminded that a commitment to lifelong learning would ensure they always had the right skills at the right time.

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Barony Students Told to “Be Bold and Take Risks” in Their Careers

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in Barony Campus news

Students gathered for the annual awards ceremony at the Barony Campus were told to “be bold and take risks” in their chosen career paths.

Statement from the Acting Chief Executive regarding the EU referendum

Published on Tuesday, 28th June 2016 in About SRUC news

It is clear that we may have to wait to know when negotiations on UK’s exit from the EU will begin. SRUC will monitor the situation closely and liaise with our partners over any developments.

Prof Geoff Simm

SRUC Wishes Professor Geoff Simm Well in His New Role

Published on Tuesday, 28th June 2016 in About SRUC news

Professor Geoff Simm leaves SRUC to take up a new role as Head of the University of Edinburgh’s Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security with thanks and very best wishes for the future.

SRUC CEO and Principal Janet Swadling, with SRUC Chair Pat Machray and Cabinet Secretary Fergus Ewing.

Farming Sector should Encourage more Women into the Industry

Published on Wednesday, 6th July 2016 in About SRUC news

The farming sector needs to encourage more female participation in the industry and promote the significant role of women already working in agriculture.

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