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SRUC Students and SAC Consultants Gain from Summer Placement Programme

Published on Wednesday, 20th August 2014 in Education news

Third year students from Scotland’s Rural College have found summer placements in the College’s SAC Consulting Division incredibly helpful to both their studies and their future career prospects.

Farm and Industry Open Day at SRUC’s Crianlarich Hill Farms: A Positive Way Forward

Published on Monday, 18th August 2014 in Research news

There will be much to hear about and see during the Open Day planned by Scotland’s Rural College at their Kirkton & Auchtertyre hill farms, near Crianlarich, on Wednesday 3 September.

Emma Baxter with PigSafe sow and litter

New Project to Help Pig Producers Select the Best Mothers for High Welfare Systems

Published on Friday, 15th August 2014 in Research news

Animal welfare scientists are helping Sainsbury’s identify ‘good mums’ for free farrowing systems on their pig farms.

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Student Satisfaction High at SRUC - Progress on National Student Survey

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Education news

Students at Scotland’s Rural College have expressed satisfaction with their experience of SRUC in the 2014 National Student Survey.

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Scottish Enterprise "Life Changing" Rural Leadership Programme Open for Applications

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The highly successful Scottish Enterprise Rural Leadership programme is seeking its latest group of recruits.

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Busy Time at SRUC following Scottish Higher Results

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Education news

While many people are taking time off to enjoy their summer holidays, there has been no time to relax at Scotland’s Rural College.

Lord de Mauley visits GreenCow - with Prof Mike Coffey and Dave Ross

Mike Coffey A Government Advisor

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Research news

Professor Mike Coffey, Leader of the Animal Breeding and Genomics Team of Scotland’s Rural College and Head of EGENES has been appointed to the Government’s Farm Animal Genetic Resources Committee.

Louise Heathwaite, Scotland’s Chief Scientific Advisor

Senior Researchers meet with Scotland’s Chief Scientific Advisor

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Research news

Prof Louise Heathwaite, the Scottish Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor on Rural Affairs & Environment, visited SRUC last week to speak with SRUC senior research staff.

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Andrew Recruits Oban Researchers for Marine Mammal Stranding

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme news

On a recent visit to Oban Dr Andrew Brownlow of Scotland’s Rural College updated staff at the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS) on the Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme.

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A Summer Talking Science

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Research news

Research and education staff at Scotland’s Rural College have been kept busy over the summer with public engagement activities as part of a Government-funded Talking Science grant.

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Kirkton Grassland Group Looks at Bracken Control

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Research news

Scotland’s Rural College's Kirkton and Auchertyre farms recently hosted the latest meeting of the farmers' group focused on grassland management in the uplands.

Ryder Cup visits Elmwood

Ryder Cup Visit Inspires Young Fife Golfers

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Education news

More than 100 young golfers were inspired to reach for the stars when they got a close look at the Ryder Cup at SRUC’s Elmwood Golf Course.

Davy McCracken speaks in Galicia, Spain

Galician Exposure for Davy

Published on Wednesday, 13th August 2014 in Research news

Professor Davy McCracken, Head of the SRUC Hill & Mountain Research Centre, has just returned from Galicia, in north-west Spain, where he had been invited to speak at a Summer School.

Dave Ross (right) speaks to Bill Gates (centre)

SRUC and the University of Edinburgh Demonstrate Promising Livestock Genetics

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in Research news

SRUC and the University of Edinburgh showcased their research and development work on livestock breeding and genetics during a learning visit from Bill Gates, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Dairy Skills Initiative Launched in Dumfries & Galloway

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in Education news

An innovative project has been launched in Dumfries & Galloway to help young people into work while addressing skills shortages within the local dairy sector.

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Tropical Farmers’ Plight is Focus of Animal Research Initiative

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in Research news

Challenges faced by livestock farmers in tropical developing countries are the focus of a new alliance involving researchers from Scotland and Africa.

Lord de Mauley visits GreenCow - with Prof Mike Coffey and Dave Ross

Lord de Mauley visits Easter Bush Campus

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in Research news

Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science, visited the University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus.

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North Yorkshire Focus Farm Hosts Sheep Lameness Trial

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

The issue of antibiotics versus trimming as a means of controlling lameness in sheep is often debated, so a new trial at Marrick Abbey Farm in North Yorkshire, aims to shed light on the best approach.

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Free Dairy Herd Health Meetings in SW Scotland

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting Veterinary Services (part of SRUC) is organising two free on-farm meetings in South West Scotland focusing on dairy herd health and production.

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New Project Will Support Yorkshire Dales Farmers

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting has won £50,000 of funding from the Prince’s Countryside Fund for a two-year project to help Yorkshire Dales farmers get the most from their businesses.

Ramularia

New Finding in Fight Against Ramularia Leaf Spot

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Researchers at the John Innes Centre and SRUC have found that barley plants which are tolerant to drought also have improved resistance to Ramularia leaf spot.

Professor Dominic Moran

New Role for Dominic Supporting UK-China Collaboration

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in Research news

SRUC agricultural economist Professor Dominic Moran has been recently appointed co-chair of a group which encourages collaboration between the UK and China on issues of agriculture and climate change.

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SRUC Staff Member Joins ECONEWfarmers E-Learning Project

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in Education news

SRUC Education’s Collette Coll is involved in a new project to educate students across the European Union about organic farming using e-Learning.

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SRUC Farms Spotlight

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in Research news

SRUC manages seven farms to provide research, education and knowledge transfer resources linked primarily to its applied research programme.

Farmers at Kilmalaug

SAC Consulting Holds Beef Workshop in Kilmalaug

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

More than 30 local farmers and crofters attended the recent SAC Consulting Suckler Cow and Bull Management Workshop in Kilmalaug, Skye.

Douglas Shearer and Matthew Brown in Moldova

SRUC Creates Lasting Impact on Agriculture in Russia and Moldova

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Two SRUC experts have been lending their knowledge recently to farmers and those in the agriculture industry in Russia and Moldova.

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