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We specialise in high quality animal health and welfare research, knowledge transfer and education activities.
We own farms and research facilities covering the major livestock species. These support our research, teaching and knowledge exchange/consultancy functions.
The majority of our pig research is conducted at our pig unit and we also undertake a number of projects on selected commercial farms. The pig unit is a farrow to finish, 100 sow herd. We use PIC genetics, with Large White x Landrace sows and Pietrain terminal sires. Our biosecurity measures, and closed herd (breeding replacement gilts on site) ensure high health status. The herd’s high welfare standards are recognised by membership of the QMS farm assurance scheme.
Our research staff have experience in designing and managing major research projects in animal science to a high standard, publishing in refereed international journals (Quality Assurance ISO 9001:2015). Our skills and experience cover a wide range of animal husbandry and research methodologies, including:
Reader in Animal Behaviour & Welfare
Address: Animal & Veterinary Sciences, SRUC, Roslin Institute Building, Easter Bush, Midlothian EH25 9RG
Telephone: 0131 651 9356
Fax: 0131 535 3121