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New Research Proves Including Peas and Beans in Crop Rotations Increases Productivity and Helps the Environment

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Research news

Farmers need to be reminded just how beneficial growing peas and beans can be to their businesses and the environment.

Crichton Farm dairy cows

New SRUC Dairy Academy Offers More Expertise for Dairy Farmer Clients

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland’s Rural College has enhanced its service to the dairy industry.

Rural Scotland Refocused

Successful Rural Scotland Refocused Event

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Research news

The Rural Scotland Refocused event in Edinburgh saw more than eighty representatives from organisations involved with rural communities come together to discuss where rural Scotland should be in 2035.

Hens eating drinking

New Monogastric Science Research Centre Launched in Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College has launched a new Monogastric Science Research Centre, a focus for the College’s work on pigs and poultry, in particular bringing together vital research on nutrition.

Oatridge Annual Awards Ceremony 2014

SRUC Students Celebrate Success at Annual Awards Ceremony

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Education news

The recent Annual Awards Ceremony at SRUC Oatridge Campus saw staff, students and their families come together to celebrate the year’s successes.

PASS lab

New Centre for Surveillance and Identification of Emerging Diseases in Europe

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Research news

As a member of the Easter Bush Research Consortium, SRUC is collaborating with animal health company Zoetis in a new European centre to identify emerging diseases in livestock and companion animals.

Kirkton Talking Science event

Locals Brave Torrential Rain and High Winds to find out more about Kirkton Farm

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Research news

Talking Science made its way up to SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchtertyre Farm this weekend to showcase Scottish science.

Ewe Management Event - Automated Shedder and Weigh Crate

Innovation in Ewe Management: Science into Practice

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

A recent Innovation in Ewe Management event, organised at Alyth by SAC Consulting, used the lessons learned from SRUC research to focus on practical ways to improve sheep flock efficiency and returns.

Teenager with chickens

Calling all Teenagers: Science needs YOU!

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Research news

Researchers in Edinburgh have been awarded £479,000 by the UK Government’s Rural Affairs Department (Defra) to study teenagers’ attitudes and behaviour towards animals.

Oatridge Dig for Victory garden - Houses of Parliament

Oatridge “Dig for Victory” Garden Recognised in Westminster

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Education news

A group representing the Dig for Victory garden at SRUC Oatridge campus returned from the Houses of Parliament where they celebrated the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War Centenary project.

French Researchers visit Crichton

French Researchers Visit Crichton

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Research news

SRUC’s Dairy Research and Innovation Centre in Dumfries recently hosted 15 scientists from the French Livestock Institute (IDELE) and left having identified several opportunities for collaboration.

German farmers visit Hill & Mountain Research Centre

An international flavour at SRUC’s Kirkton & Auchtertyre Farms

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014 in Research news

There was a decidedly international flavour when SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre, near Crianlarich, hosted visits from two separate groups on the same day.

Seafood in Colleges event

Seafood is Served at SRUC Elmwood Event

Published on Tuesday, 28th October 2014 in Education news

SRUC Elmwood recently hosted the first pilot “Seafood in Colleges” event after being awarded the opportunity by the joint project team at Seafood Scotland and College Development Network.

Dairy Herd Health - the Focus of Falkirk Farm Event

Published on Monday, 27th October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

While the falling price of milk is bringing some groups of dairy farmers onto the streets in protest every producer is having to take a long hard look at their costs.

Highland farming

Upcoming Public Lectures Focus on Wildlife Biodiversity and Sustainable Farming

Published on Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in Research news

Balancing biodiversity and climate change with the need to feed our growing population is a key focus of much of the research at Scotland’s Rural College.

First Meeting of the Uplands Farming Group

Published on Tuesday, 21st October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

This autumn SAC Consulting is launching a series of meetings targeted at upland farmers.

As Crofting Census Forms Arrive SAC Consulting Believe Most Clients Are Meeting Their Duties - But Remain Ready to Address Concerns

Published on Monday, 20th October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

As the Crofting Commission begins its inaugural census of crofters and common grazings, SAC Consulting staff are offering support should there be any concerns regarding completion of the new forms.

Discover the Future of Farming at SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchtertyre Farm Open Day!

Published on Thursday, 16th October 2014 in Research news

SRUC’s Kirkton and Auchtertyre Research Farm is throwing open its gates to welcome the public for a free day of scientific discovery. The farm will be open from 12pm – 4pm on Sunday 26 October.

Beef Cattle the Focus of NE Farm Event, Featuring the “Great Beef Debate"

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in SAC Consulting news

A free event on Tuesday 4 November at Easter Auquharney, Hatton near Peterhead will explore ways to improve the production efficiency and business returns of beef finishers.

Find out about the Future of Farming at SRUC’s Barony Campus!

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Research news

The exciting science of modern day land use will be on display at the Future of Farming and Forestry Fun Day at SRUC Barony on Saturday 1 November.

Lord Jamie Lindsay, Professor Ian Boyd and Janet Swadling

SRUC Enjoying “the Most Exciting Period in its History”

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is enjoying one of the most exciting periods in its 100 year history, Chairman Lord Jamie Lindsay has said.

Activity Tourism event - Oatridge Campus and the Loch Lomond and Trossachs Skills Partnership

SRUC and the Skills Partnership Join Forces to bring Activity Tourism to Loch Lomond

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Education news

SRUC Oatridge Campus lecturers, the Loch Lomond and Trossachs Skills Partnership, school pupils and local businesses met recently to explore the opportunities for young people in activity tourism.

Student Gamekeepers

SAFE Shooting Awards for Gamekeeping Students at SRUC Elmwood

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Education news

Student gamekeepers at SRUC’s Elmwood Campus received their Safe Shot Awards following specialist coaching and assessment from the British Association of Shooting and Conservation (BASC).

Crop interesting sky

SRUC Part of New Sustainable Intensification Research Programme

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College is one of 22 research organisations contributing to Defra’s new £4.2m series of projects investigating ways to increase production through sustainable intensification.

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