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Award winning Scottish research could pave the way for ‘low-emission cattle’

Published: Friday, 22nd September 2017 in Research news

A Scottish study that potentially paves the way for the breeding of low-emission livestock has won an internationally respected research prize.

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SAC Consulting calls on farmers to take action following wet summer

Published: Wednesday, 20th September 2017 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College, is calling on all livestock farmers in areas affected by wet summer weather to plan for the coming winter to ensure adequate feed levels.

Prof Wayne Powell

Leading scientists call for unified approach to plant and animal breeding

Published: Monday, 4th September 2017 in Research news

Unifying the approaches to plant and animal breeding through the use of genomic selection is crucial to achieving global food security, according to a team of world leading scientists.

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Innovative SRUC graduate trainee scheme to train new consultancy stars of the future

Published: Monday, 11th September 2017 in SAC Consulting news

An innovative graduate trainee programme has been launched by Scotland’s Rural College to help identify and train the new consultancy stars of the future.

Pictured: The Beechgrove Garden and film crew at Elmwood Golf Course

Beechgrove’s Carole reminisces on her time at Elmwood during recent visit to Cupar

Published: Monday, 4th September 2017 in Study at SRUC news

The popular Beechgrove Garden television show has been filming at Elmwood Golf Course recently as part of their roadshow series.

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Crofters and farmers hear from experts on suckler cows ahead of major island sale

Published: Thursday, 14th September 2017 in SAC Consulting news

A healthy audience of over 30 crofters and farmers gathered last weekend on the Isle of Skye to hear from experts on all the stages of managing cows for suckled calf production through to sale.

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Elmwood student takes to the stage at prestigious flower and food festival

Published: Thursday, 14th September 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Craig Trewern a former hospitality student from the Elmwood Campus of SRUC recently took part in one of the areas’ largest and most well attended flower, food and drink festivals in Dundee.

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SRUC students enjoy summer placement with SAC Consulting

Published: Thursday, 14th September 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Three SRUC students have enjoyed 10 week placements in offices around the country with SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College.

Professor Alistair Lawrence receives his Honorary Fellowship from Dr Bas Rodenburg, President of ISAE.

Animal Behaviour and Welfare team sweep board at international awards

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Research news

SRUC’s Animal Behaviour and Welfare team swept the board winning all the major prizes at the recent International Society for Applied Ethology (ISAE) Congress in Denmark.

Pictured: SRUC staff at the plenary session at Elmwood campus.

150 attend Learning and Teaching Conference at Elmwood

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Study at SRUC news

150 academic staff attended SRUC’s third Learning and Teaching Conference held recently at Elmwood campus in Cupar.

pictured: Aberdeen student Robbie Stevenson

Two students named as finalists in British Farming Awards

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Study at SRUC news

SRUC has two finalists in the 2017 Agricultural Student of the Year category in this year’s prestigious British Farming Awards.

Pictured: Robin Walker is responsible for coordinating intercropping experiments on farm.

EU ReMIX project on intercropping showcased at Cereals in Practice

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Research news

SRUC’s involvement in ReMIX - a newly launched EU project on intercropping - was showcased at the recent Cereals in Practice event held at Saphock Farm near Oldmeldrum in Aberdeenshire.

Pictured: The next generation of farmers queuing to experience SRUC’s new tractor simulator.

New tractor simulator aims to educate the next generation

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Study at SRUC news

A new SRUC tractor simulator took Aberdonians by storm when it made its first appearance at the popular TechFest science and technology family festival.

Pictured: SAC Consultant Aileen Buchanan interviewed by Mark Stephen.

SAC Consultant talks organics on Out of Doors

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consultant Aileen Buchanan featured on a recent BBC Radio Scotland broadcast which featured organic farming.

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Donation benefits students at Barony

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in Research news

Barony Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have benefitted by receiving a very generous donation from John Deere Forestry.

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Consultants complete Great Glen Challenge and raise cash for charity

Published: Wednesday, 30th August 2017 in SAC Consulting news

After much bravery, some tears, a bit of sweat, prosecco and one spectacular soaking in a highland loch teams from SAC Consulting completed the RSABI team building Great Glen Challenge.

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Over 40 ground-breaking research projects highlighted in new SRUC publication

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in Research news

Over 40 ground-breaking livestock research projects are highlighted in a new publication from SRUC to promote agricultural innovation that can benefit producers and the wider industry.

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SRUC on show at Potatoes in Practice

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in Potatoes news

SRUC was well represented at the recent industry showcase event Potatoes in Practice at Balruddery Research Farm neat Dundee.

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£5.5m initiative bids to boost farm livestock health in Africa

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in Research news

SRUC is one of the key partners in a new £5.5 million initiative to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Focus on quad bike safety at Dumfries Agricultural Show

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in Agriculture news

The issue of quad bike safety was the the focus of Scotland Rural College’s stand at Dumfries Agricultural Show – in a bid to reduce the risks for farmers.

pictured: Some of the S2 pupils at Kemnay Academy taking part in the Learning for Sustainability event

Firm evidence of the ‘Scottish System’ at Aberdeen

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in Research news

SRUC Aberdeen showed a display of cross collaboration between the three core divisions at a recent Learning for Sustainability event hosted by Kemnay Academy.

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From Dumfries to Africa – environmental challenges faced in studying cow fertility

Published: Wednesday, 16th August 2017 in International Activities news

SRUC PhD student, Bridgit Muasa, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has swapped Dumfries for Nairobi as she continues her studies into the fertility of dairy cows.

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SRUC announces changes to Board membership

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College has announced a number of forthcoming changes to the membership of the SRUC Board.

Prof Wayne Powell

Agricultural scientists call for new global crop alliance to support food security

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Crop & Soils Systems news

A group of world-leading crop scientists, including the Principal & Chief Executive of SRUC, has called for a global crop network to systematically tackle threats to global food security.

The consultation hopes to help unlock rural digital potential across the UK.

SRUC and Rural England launch consultation on unlocking rural digital potential across UK

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in SAC Consulting news

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Rural England have today launched a consultation focused on how to maximise the potential of the internet and technology to boost the digital economy across the UK.

Gemma Jones and Martina Bradacova

New student leadership team take up posts

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Study at SRUC news

The new team elected to lead the award winning Scotland’s Rural College Students Association (SRUCSA) through 2017/18 have taken up their posts.

pictured: Davy McCracken, SRUC Professor of Agricultural Ecology

Discussing Brexit and the environment at Westminster

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Environment news

Davy McCracken, SRUC Professor of Agricultural Ecology, recently attended a meeting in London to discuss the likely impacts of Brexit on the UK and Scottish environment.

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SRUC food and drink on display at new food festival

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Food and Drink news

Food and Drink at SRUC hosted the demonstration theatre at a new indoor food festival held in the East Neuk of Fife.

pictured: Aberdeen student Robbie Stevenson

Robbie Stevenson on shortlist for Farmers Weekly Student of the Year 2017

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Study at SRUC news

Robbie Stevenson, a student at the Aberdeen campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been shortlisted for the Farmers Weekly Student of the Year Award 2017.

Elmwood students on a visit to SRUC’s Strathfillan Wigwams

Enhancing rural skills at Kirkton and Auchtertyre

Published: Tuesday, 1st August 2017 in Environment news

Students from SRUC’s Elmwood campus recently spent time enhancing the environment around SRUC’s Strathfillan Wigwams tourism business on Kirkton and Auchtertyre farms.

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