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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.

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.

CPD Vets

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.

Crichton dairy cow and calf

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.

Farmer Feeding Sheep

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.

ECONEWfarmers

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.

Dairy calf licking

SRUC Research 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 Creating Lasting Impact on Agriculture in Moldova

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

The Republic of Moldova is a country nestled between Ukraine and Romania, with half the population of Scotland and 25% more landmass. One common factor between Scotland and Moldova is agriculture.

Graduation 2014

SRUC Graduation Ceremony 2014

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

More than 160 graduands attended the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony on 11 July 2014 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Nigel Miller Graduation 2014

SRUC Honorary Fellowship Awarded to Nigel Miller, President NFUS

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

Nigel Miller, President of NFU Scotland, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Scotland’s Rural College.

Lutz Bunger Graduation 2014

SRUC Growth Genetics Expert Dr Lutz Bunger Becomes a Professor

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Research news

Dr Lutz Bunger, was conferred as Professor of Growth Genetics at SRUC’s Graduation ceremony in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow on 11 July 2014.

Simon Turner Graducation 2014

Recognition for SRUC Expert on Animal Behaviour and Aggressiveness – A Readership for Dr Simon Turner

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Research news

Dr Simon Turner, an internationally recognised expert on aggressiveness in farm animals was awarded a Readership by Scotland’s Rural College.

Gavin Hill Graduation 2014

Gavin Hill Receives SRUC Award for Contributions to Scotland’s Beef and Sheep Industries

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

Gavin Hill, Assistant Regional Manager for SAC Consulting, is the latest recipient of the RC Stewart Prize.

Lou Ralph Graduation 2014

Aberdeen Lecturer Lou Voted Tops by SRUC Students – Teaching Excellence Award at Craibstone Campus

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

Lecturer Dr Lou Ralph was nominated for an Excellence in Teaching Award by students from Scotland’s Rural College in Aberdeen.

Soil testing sample hole

New Research Shows Soil Microorganisms Can Help Farming Contribute to Cutting Harmful Greenhouse Gasses

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Research news

Newly published research into soil microbes shows how, eventually, farmers might reduce greenhouse gas production through the way they manage their soils.

Rachel Mackellar - Rural Business Management student

Rural Business Management – New Courses Respond to Growing Demand at SRUC

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

Trainee Agricultural Consultant Rachel MacKellar from Elgin is about to take advantage of two new courses established by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Strathfillan wigwams

SRUC Strathfillan Wigwams Celebrate 20 Years - Kirkton Hill Farm Diversification Near Crianlarich Going Strong

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Research news

What began twenty years ago with two small, bothy-style wooden tents in a hill-farm field outside Crianlarich in Strathfillan has grown into a business welcoming over 22,000 guests a year.

Jill MacKay

Animal Welfare Course Offers Studied Approach to Heated Debate

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

A free online course that offers people the chance to learn more about the ethics and science of animal welfare began on Monday 14 July.

West Lothian Wild Day Out

SRUC and Rural Connect Create a Buzz at the Wild Day Out

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

SRUC staff and the Rural Connect project, a two year LEADER and Lottery Heritage funded project operating from Oatridge Campus, took part in the recent West Lothian Wild Day Out in Livingston.

Liberton High School

Liberton High School receives 1500 Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers from SRUC

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014 in Education news

Scotland’s Rural College in Edinburgh is donating their largest ever haul of Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers to Liberton High School.

Students and Lecturer

Employability of Scotland’s Rural College Students Highlighted Following External Review

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in Education news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been commended for the employability of its students in a glowing external report on its Further Education provision.

Patrick Hughes, Jonathan Cowens and David Lamb

New Board Set to Strengthen SAC Consulting

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College has announced new developments in relation to its consultancy division, SAC Consulting.

Eileen Wall Award

Dr Eileen Wall Appointed to Young Academy of Scotland

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in Research news

Researcher Eileen Wall, Reader in Integrative Animal Sciences with Scotland’s Rural College, is one of 43 new members of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland (YAS).

Scots Pine Needle Blight

Researchers Work Together to Protect Scotland’s National Tree

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in Research news

Researchers from Scotland’s Rural College are part of a new tree health project designed to protect Scotland’s national tree, the Scots pine, from new pests and diseases.

Siobhan with dog Belle

Lending an Ear as Important as Lending a Hand for Farm Book Keeper Siobhan

Published on Wednesday, 9th July 2014 in SAC Consulting news

It may be hard to find a listening bank these days but Siobhan Stainton’s clients often call her the “Listening Book Keeper”.

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