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Chance for farmers to make fat profits from thinning

Chance for farmers to make fat profits from thinning

Published: Wednesday, 23rd January 2019 in SAC Consulting news

With current high timber prices, now is a good time to thin crops.

Lucky 13 in national final

Lucky 13 in national final

Published: Monday, 21st January 2019 in Study at SRUC news

Top apprentices and trainees from SRUC represent more than half the line-up at this year’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards.

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And the beet goes on…

Published: Thursday, 17th January 2019 in SAC Consulting news

Fodder beet is an “exciting crop” that provides ewes with essential protein and energy while also reducing the cost of feeding over winter.

No more lame excuses

No more lame excuses

Published: Tuesday, 15th January 2019 in Research news

Work has begun on a new £1 million research project to discover what causes lameness in dairy cows. 

Animal lovers’ empathy may be hardwired in their DNA

Animal lovers’ empathy may be hardwired in their DNA

Published: Thursday, 27th December 2018 in Research news

Scientists have uncovered a genetic difference in people who show greater compassion for animals.

Sapling to sawmill

Sapling to Sawmill

Published: Thursday, 20th December 2018 in SAC Consulting news

The A-Listed Capenoch House will form an impressive backdrop to the first of two free Farm Advisory Service (FAS) events in Dumfries and Galloway.

SRUC Principal and Chief Executive, Professor Wayne Powell and Professor Julie Fitzpatrick, Scientific Director of the Moredun Research Institute and Chief Executive of the Moredun Foundation

Smarter about rural animal health

Published: Wednesday, 19th December 2018 in About SRUC news

SRUC and the Moredun Research Institute (MRI) have set out plans for their new strategic partnership to benefit Scotland’s livestock and farming industries.

field of maturing barley.

Scottish agronomy events to start the New Year

Published: Monday, 17th December 2018 in Crop Services news

After a challenging 2018 for arable farmers across Scotland, SRUC and AHDB will once more offer advice on planning for the year ahead at next month’s Agronomy workshops.

Potato harvester

Hot potato

Published: Friday, 14th December 2018 in SAC Consulting news

The implications of one of the hottest and driest seasons on record will be one of the main topics of discussion at a major potato industry event.

The annual awards celebrate Scotland’s finest woods

Wood-be winners

Published: Thursday, 13th December 2018 in SAC Consulting news

Forestry experts from SAC Consulting are joining the annual celebration of the country’s most inspiring woods.

Rural perspectives on brexit presented in the house of lords

Rural Brexit at the House of Lords

Published: Wednesday, 12th December 2018 in Rural Policy Centre news

The common and distinct challenges facing rural areas in Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland were discussed at the House of Lords during an event co-organised by SRUC’s Rural Policy Centre.

The new project will study weights in both upland and lowland livestock

Weight of expectation

Published: Wednesday, 12th December 2018 in Research news

A new research project involving SRUC aims to improve UK production efficiency by enabling farmers to determine the optimum mature size for beef cattle and sheep.

Professor Wayne Powell Examines Cereals

SRUC Principal joins Scottish Science Advisory Council

Published: Tuesday, 11th December 2018 in About SRUC news

The Principal and Chief Executive of SRUC, Professor Wayne Powell is to join the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC).

A dog has their teeth checked at the vets

Canine Cancer Registry

Published: Tuesday, 11th December 2018 in Veterinary Services news

SRUC has received £15,000 from the Collaborative Campus Challenge Fund to support a 12-month project to explore the creation of the first canine cancer registry in Scotland.

Roseanna cunningham msp cabinet secretary for environment climate change and land reform

Dynamic backdrop for Land Use event

Published: Friday, 30th November 2018 in Research news

A visitor attraction that celebrates the changing face of the planet was an appropriate venue for Scotland’s Biennial Land Use and Environment Conference.

London vet show

It’s showtime…

Published: Friday, 23rd November 2018 in Veterinary Services news

A team from SRUC has returned from Europe’s premier conference-led exhibition for veterinary professionals.

Craig Stout with his Business Skills winner’s certificate at AgriScot

Craig shows his skills

Published: Friday, 23rd November 2018 in Study at SRUC news

A third-year Agriculture student from SRUC’s Edinburgh campus has been crowned the winner of this year’s AgriScot Business Skills competition.

Andrew Lacey, Head of SAC Consulting (third from right), standing next to NFUS President Andrew McCornick along with representatives from the other Joint Venture Hub partners

Join our Hub

Published: Friday, 23rd November 2018 in SAC Consulting news

SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College, is playing a key role in a new hub allowing farmers to set up a connection to go into business with one another.

Birds and moon aligning into what looks like a hedgehog. Photo taken by Jarlath Flynn

Jarlath’s feeling supersonic as ‘hedgehog’ photo goes viral

Published: Thursday, 22nd November 2018 in About SRUC news

Business and SharePoint Analyst Jarlath Flynn has been taking the twittersphere by storm after a photo he took of a starling murmuration went viral.

Wwc winners

Crop stars: the rivals

Published: Thursday, 22nd November 2018 in Study at SRUC news

The Winter Wheat Challenge trophy has returned to the Edinburgh campus of Scotland’s Rural College.

Golf Management students benefit from R&A visit

Golf Management students benefit from R&A visit

Published: Tuesday, 20th November 2018 in Study at SRUC news

Golf Management Students recently attended a presentation by The R&A about concepts of sustainable development and a green economy for the golf industry.

Oatridge students received CSI-style lessons in farm safety

‘CSI-style’ accident scenes teach value of farm safety

Published: Monday, 19th November 2018 in Study at SRUC news

Accident scenes recreated in the style of hit series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation have been helping to teach students at Oatridge the value of farm safety.

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