Published: Friday, 14th February 2020
Farmers are being advised to increase the level of magnesium in minerals given to suckler cows before calving after new research found they absorb less than previously thought.
Published: Monday, 10th February 2020
A Rural Innovation Support Service (RISS) group facilitated by SAC Consulting is to look into the feasibility and steps required to re-establish sugar beet and its processing in eastern Scotland.
Published: Friday, 29th November 2019
SAC Consulting has strengthened its beef and sheep team with the appointment of two Beef Consultants.
Published: Tuesday, 19th November 2019
The Scottish sheep industry needs to process more animals at home and develop markets outside of the European Union in order to meet future challenges, new research has found.
Published: Wednesday, 30th October 2019
After a summer of exceptional grass growth, beef cows across the country are generally in very good condition.
Published: Friday, 4th October 2019
Dairy farmers will learn about reducing calf losses, the impact of early disease detection, calf nutrition and maximising growth performance at an open farm event organised by SRUC.
Published: Friday, 30th August 2019
A beef expert at Scotland’s Rural College has highlighted the importance of checking cattle following reports of large numbers of summer mastitis cases.
Published: Monday, 27th May 2019
A Scottish sheep farmer who achieved “phenomenal” lamb loss results of only 6 per cent last year – around 10 per cent below the national average – will be among the speakers at a free industry event.
Published: Monday, 25th March 2019
Dairy farmers will learn about the importance of effective cow transition management at an open farm event organised by Scotland’s Rural College.
Published: Monday, 13th November 2017
An interactive beef demonstration at AgriScot this month is set to highlight the herd management and profitability benefits of regularly weighing cattle.
Published: Friday, 3rd November 2017
An Edinburgh-based scientist who – in the words of Bill Gates – has helped turn the city into “a world capital for livestock health and genetics”, has received an honorary fellowship from SRUC.
Published: Wednesday, 11th October 2017
Lutz Bunger, Emeritus Professor at SRUC, has been awarded the European Federation of Animal Science (EAAP) prestigious Leroy Award 2017 for his outstanding contribution to livestock science.
Published: Wednesday, 13th September 2017
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.
Published: Wednesday, 8th April 2015
Experts from SRUC warn those working with livestock to take care. The spring calving period for Scotland’s beef herd has started and already people have been injured by cows with new born young.
Published: Friday, 31st October 2014
With the harvest over and the autumn sales running their course this is a time for farmers to look forward.
Published: Wednesday, 29th October 2014
A recent Innovation in Ewe Management event, organised at Alyth by SAC Consulting, used the lessons learned from SRUC research to focus on practical ways to improve sheep flock efficiency and returns.
Published: Wednesday, 15th October 2014
A free event on Tuesday 4 November at Easter Auquharney, Hatton near Peterhead will explore ways to improve the production efficiency and business returns of beef finishers.
Published: Wednesday, 2nd April 2014
SRUC’s Senior Sheep Consultant Dr John Vipond recently became a joint winner of the George Hedley Memorial Award, presented for services to the sheep industry by the National Sheep Association.
Published: Thursday, 21st November 2013
Iain Riddell and Kev Bevan from SAC Consulting led a pilot project identifying opportunities for the Scottish sheep sector to add value, reduce waste and become more competitive and profitable.
Published: Wednesday, 6th November 2013
Ten budding smallholders spent the afternoon practicing catching, turning and weighing sheep in Balfron recently.
Published: Wednesday, 23rd October 2013
What a difference a year makes for farmers! Silage clamps have been filled and hay stores refilled. Meanwhile calves and lambs have performed well, with good grass and the sun on their backs.
Published: Monday, 30th September 2013
Experts at Scotland’s Rural College have revised their advice to farmers encountering Long Bone Deformity in their calves.
Published: Wednesday, 29th May 2013
John Forster SAC Consulting’s man at the end of the Kintyre peninsular was one of those welcoming a visit to Argyle by over 100 members of the Ayrshire Cattle Society.
Published: Wednesday, 6th February 2013
Pregnancy scanning is as important to sheep farmers these days as expectant families. Scanning results can help save costs and reduce lamb losses.
Published: Wednesday, 30th January 2013
In the last twelve months Cumbrian farmers have been buffeted by weather on all fronts. Rain at home made the harvesting of grain and grass a nightmare and encouraged battalions of pests and diseases.
Published: Wednesday, 12th December 2012
Experts from SRUC, Scotland’s Rural College, are reminding sheep farmers of the next steps in their winter feeding programme.
Published: Wednesday, 28th November 2012
SAC Consulting, a Division of SRUC, is advising sheep farmers to take important ewe nutrition steps for winter, in preparation for successful lambing next Spring.
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