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Burns suppers bring six-fold increase in haggis sales

Published: Thursday, 21st January 2021 in Food and Drink news

The Scottish tradition of celebrating Robert Burns’s birthday on 25 January leads to a six-fold increase in the demand for haggis, new research has found.

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Mice, camera, action

Published: Wednesday, 20th January 2021 in Research news

A novel way of capturing images of small mammals in their natural habitat has been developed by a lecturer at SRUC.

Sheep herd looking at camera

Multiple benefits of winter cereal grazing

Published: Tuesday, 19th January 2021 in Livestock and Dairy news

Grazing livestock on winter cereals could help aid soil biology, allow for earlier drilling dates, control pests and diseases and influence yield potential.

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Lockdown projects for farm kids

Published: Tuesday, 19th January 2021 in Parents and Teachers news

With more children studying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, SRUC has created some educational games to help them stay safe on farms.

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Hands on with horses

Published: Tuesday, 19th January 2021 in Aberdeen Campus news

Horse enthusiasts, students and the Scottish equine industry will benefit from a new centre for equine skills at SRUC.

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Chewing the cud at rotational grazing event

Published: Monday, 18th January 2021 in Livestock and Dairy news

All things grass will come under the spotlight at a conference organised by SRUC to look at the science and practice of rotational grazing.

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Trees: the root to securing environmental support payments?

Published: Tuesday, 12th January 2021 in Forestry and Estate Management news

When it comes to the public goods cited as objectives for almost all agri-environmental schemes, trees tick just about every box.

David Bell

Former student among new SRUC Board members

Published: Friday, 8th January 2021 in Alumni and Friends news

A former student at SRUC is among three new non-executive directors to be appointed to the SRUC Board.

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Webinar to discuss Craibstone proposals

Published: Wednesday, 6th January 2021 in Our Campuses news

Professor Wayne Powell, SRUC Principal and Chief Executive, will take part in a webinar to discuss proposed future plans for the Craibstone Campus in Aberdeen with members of the farming community.

A sunset view of a Wheat field on the outskirts of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

Agronomy Winter Roadshows go digital

Published: Tuesday, 5th January 2021 in SRUC Training news

Farmers will get the lowdown on the latest crop research during a series of free online agronomy workshops being held in Scotland in January and February.

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Farming app offers guidance on the go

Published: Friday, 18th December 2020 in SAC Consulting news

The Farm Advisory Service has launched an interactive updated version of the FAS Companion app to help farmers with the daily management of their businesses.

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Expert advice to be served up at potato conference

Published: Friday, 18th December 2020 in Crop Science news

Potato experts from around the world will provide Scotland’s growers with valuable advice on how to combat the effects of Covid-19 and Brexit.

Anthony Boyce with his dog

Bursaries help students go further in their studies

Published: Thursday, 17th December 2020 in Study at SRUC news

Nearly 20 students at SRUC have been awarded a bursary of up to £1,000 to help them continue with their studies.

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Vet nursing degree offers licence to practice

Published: Wednesday, 16th December 2020 in Study at SRUC news

A new Veterinary Nursing degree at SRUC in Aberdeen will help improve access to training and progression within the sector.

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Quality of life survey for calves with respiratory disease

Published: Tuesday, 15th December 2020 in Animal & Veterinary Sciences news

With respiratory disease a common issue on farms in winter, views are being sought from industry on methods to measure the quality of life in cattle, particularly calves.

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SRUC bringing AI innovation to agriculture with NVIDIA

Published: Tuesday, 15th December 2020 in Premium Cattle Health Scheme news

SRUC has teamed up with NVIDIA, the world’s leading AI company, to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) in the agrifood sector.

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Changing Rooms

Published: Monday, 14th December 2020 in Study at SRUC news

A three-bedroom farm cottage has been converted into a new space to support agriculture students at SRUC in Aberdeen.

Campus concept drawing

Campus concept for Aberdeen

Published: Wednesday, 9th December 2020 in Aberdeen Campus news

SRUC is sharing an early concept masterplan for the expansion of its Craibstone Campus in Aberdeen and is seeking community views on the proposals.

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Mushrooming opportunities for farmers

Published: Tuesday, 8th December 2020 in Future Farming Systems news

Medicinal cannabis, mushrooms and cut flowers are among three alternative crops which could be grown successfully in the South of Scotland, a new report published by SRUC has revealed.

Ben Law

New recruit for woodland team

Published: Monday, 7th December 2020 in Forestry and Estate Management news

SAC Consulting has welcomed a new consultant to its woodland team.

Alex Dunbar

Scotland rugby star tackles Agriculture course

Published: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020 in Study at SRUC news

Rugby international Alex Dunbar has returned to study at SRUC more than a decade after completing an HNC in Agriculture.

Mark Reed

SRUC appoints first Professor of Rural Entrepreneurship

Published: Tuesday, 1st December 2020 in Study at SRUC news

An academic who plays a key role in the United Nations’ Global Peatland Initiative has been appointed the first Professor of Rural Entrepreneurship at SRUC.

Scottish wildcat

Genetic scorecard secures innovation award

Published: Monday, 30th November 2020 in Research at SRUC news

A project involving SRUC has won the 2020 Innovation Award at RSPB’s Nature of Scotland Awards.

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Consumer choice alone should not determine food quality post-Brexit

Published: Monday, 30th November 2020 in Food and Drink news

Food standards in post-Brexit Britain should not be determined by consumer choice alone, economists at SRUC have warned.

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Courses for horses

Published: Friday, 27th November 2020 in Study at SRUC news

Horse lovers in the north east of Scotland are set to benefit from a partnership between SRUC and Aberdeen Riding Club to deliver new higher education courses.


SRUC academic ranked alongside Nobel laureates

Published: Thursday, 26th November 2020 in Rural Economy, Environment & Society news

An academic from SRUC has been ranked as one of the most highly cited researchers from across the world, including Nobel laureates.

Harbour and grey seal

Seal deaths blamed on attacks by other animals

Published: Monday, 23rd November 2020 in Animal & Veterinary Sciences news

A study led by SRUC has attributed the deaths of two harbour seals and a grey seal to attacks by other animals, with grey seals the most likely aggressor.

bute sky

Firth of Clyde important to whiting stocks

Published: Friday, 20th November 2020 in Animal & Veterinary Sciences news

Scientists have discovered that the Firth of Clyde is an important source of juvenile whiting to the wider Scottish west coast waters.

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Second farmer-led Climate Group announced

Published: Friday, 20th November 2020 in Climate and Environment news

A second farmer-led group to provide information, advice and proposals to cut emissions and tackle climate change is being established.

chough in flight

Chough conservation effective but more action needed

Published: Friday, 20th November 2020 in Climate and Environment news

Supplementary feeding and parasite treatment aimed at preventing chough extinction in Scotland have been successful, according to a new report published by NatureScot.

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