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Cabinet Secretary Roseanna Cunningham backs Farming for a Better Climate

Published: Wednesday, 21st December 2016

Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham recently spelled out the cash benefits of farmers cutting their carbon footprints at an event held on a Milnathort Farm in Perthshire.


Making the Most of Manure: SRUC Experts Say it is Time to Break Old Habits

Published: Thursday, 3rd September 2015

SRUC experts are advising farmers to make better use of their slurry and manure to increase profitability and reduce their environmental impact.

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Managing Dairy Cow Fertility – Ayrshire Farm Invites Farmers to Join Discussions and Hear Expert Advice

Published: Thursday, 27th August 2015

Several expert speakers including SRUC’s Senior Dairy Consultant, David Keiley and Harbro’s Ruminant Nutritionist, Matt Palmer will advise on how to maximise dairy cow fertility while managing costs,

Nigel Miller Joins Visitors to Berwickshire farm Focussing on Efficiency

Published: Monday, 27th July 2015

A Berwickshire farming business is the latest to open its doors and welcome neighbours and other local farmers exploring ideas for saving energy and other costs through improved business efficiency.

Montrose Farm Joins the Focus on Efficiencies – Open Day for Farmers Exploring Ideas for Cost Saving

Published: Tuesday, 9th June 2015

An Angus farming business is the latest to open its doors to neighbours and local farmers interested in exploring ideas for saving costs through improving the efficiency of their business.

Getting the Most from Grass and Crops on Aberdeenshire Farm Starts With Soil – Mintlaw Event Gets Down to Earth about Improving Farm Efficiency

Published: Monday, 25th May 2015

Farmers attending a free event on Nether Aden Farm, Mintlaw are invited to bring a “spit” of their soil with them for experts to assess.

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Cabinet Secretary Recognises Successful Results for Borders Climate Change Focus Farm

Published: Wednesday, 20th May 2015

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment visited Upper Nisbet Farm near Jedburgh to thank them for their participation in the Farming for a Better Climate (FFBC) initiative.

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New Cumnock Meeting Aimed at Hill Farmers across Scotland – Improving Ewe Profitability

Published: Wednesday, 18th February 2015

Respected Ayrshire hill farmer Stevie Guild of Ashmark Farm will host an event focused on improving the profitability of ewes, the breeding females at the heart of the sector, on Tuesday 24 February.

East Lothian Farm the Latest to Open its Doors to New Ideas

Published: Monday, 9th February 2015

East Lothian farmer Bob Simpson will welcome farmers from across the area on Thursday 26 February when he hosts the latest in a series of events helping farmers improve business efficiency.

Clackmannanshire Farm the Latest to Focus on Efficiencies

Published: Monday, 9th February 2015

Clackmannanshire dairy farmer Ross Logan will welcome farmers from across the area on Wednesday 25 February when he hosts the latest in a series of events helping farmers improve business efficiency.

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SRUC Farm Meeting at Mintlaw Focuses on Suckler Cows – Their Fertility, Nutrition and Health

Published: Tuesday, 11th November 2014

Those attending a free event planned on Thursday 27 November will focus on the farm’s suckler cows and consider efficiencies linked to the fertility, nutrition and health of the herd.

St Fergus Event Focuses on Soil Management and Nutrient Efficiency

Published: Tuesday, 7th October 2014

The second phase of a series of six on-farm events focusing on soil management and nutrient efficiency will kick off at Ednie Farm, St Fergus, Aberdeenshire, on Thursday 16 October at 1.30pm. It is organised by specialists from SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College.

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Profiting from Improved Efficiency - Ross-shire Farm Opens its Doors to Ideas

Published: Thursday, 18th September 2014

A livestock farming family are collaborating with two other Highland families in a Scottish Government- funded project aimed at improving farm efficiency and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.

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Profiting from Improved Efficiency – Ayrshire Farm Opens its Doors to Ideas

Published: Wednesday, 10th September 2014

An Ayrshire dairy farm is making its contribution to a Scottish Government funded programme aimed at improving farm efficiency and reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.

Profiting from Improved Efficiency: Aberdeenshire Farm the Latest to Open its Doors to New Ideas

Published: Tuesday, 2nd September 2014

Aberdeenshire farmers at Nether Aden farm near Mintlaw will host the latest in a series of events helping local farmers explore ways to improve their business efficiency, on Thursday 9 October.

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Next Round of Farming for a Better Climate Launched

Published: Thursday, 29th May 2014

The next round of Farming for a Better Climate, a scheme to help farmers reduce their carbon footprint, has been a launched with additional Government funding.

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AgRE Calc - Scotland’s Rural College Launches New Web-Based Tool for Measuring Efficiency of Resource Use

Published: Thursday, 29th May 2014

A new web based tool for farmers needing to know how efficiently they are using resources has been launched by the Consulting Division of Scotland’s Rural College.

Free Renewables Event for Farmers Will Show Wind Power isn’t Everything

Published: Monday, 10th March 2014

A free event on Wednesday 19 March will raise awareness of the many possibilities renewable energy can offer to farmers and crofters in Orkney.

Performance Management for Flockmasters – Free Farmers Event at SRUC’s Crianlarich Research Farms

Published: Tuesday, 4th February 2014

Farming is facing change, not only from the climate, as recent events have shown, but next year the way the Common Agricultural Policy works in Scotland will also be very different.

Managing Soil and Slurry – Farmer Event Considers How to Avoid Pollution and Maximise Benefits of Natural Nutrients

Published: Tuesday, 4th February 2014

Ayrshire farmers may not be suffering like those in Somerset but the recent storms in south west Scotland means plenty of local fields are waterlogged.

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Stirling Event Looks at Lower Energy Bills, Quality Timber and Smaller Carbon Footprint

Published: Tuesday, 21st January 2014

The contribution wood fuel and biomass have made to a Stirling arable farm with a diversified horse livery business will be the focus of a meeting planned for Tuesday 11 February.

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Minister Hears Climate Friendly Farming Can Save Money

Published: Wednesday, 13th November 2013

Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead MSP heard that climate friendly farming can save money when he attended the recent round up meeting of the Farming for a Better Climate Initiative.

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Keeping Livestock Out of Watercourses Proves a Hot Topic in Ayrshire

Published: Wednesday, 14th August 2013

The efforts a farming family from Ochiltree in Ayrshire are making to keep their cattle from polluting a burn drew a large and interested crowd to a recent event organised by Scotland’s Rural College.

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Ayrshire Farm Trials New Approaches to Watering Cattle Without Damaging Rivers and Burns

Published: Wednesday, 24th July 2013

The innovative efforts an Ayrshire farming family are making to avoid their cattle polluting a burn will feature at a free event on Orchardton Farm near Ochiltree at 12.30 pm on Thursday 1st August.


Grassland Event at Oatridge

Published: Wednesday, 17th July 2013

While the recent outstanding summer sunshine has done much to brighten the mood of farmers across the country the problems underlying their pastures remain.

Making the Most from Muck

Published: Wednesday, 20th February 2013

Fertiliser prices may have dropped a little from last year’s peak but they still represent a significant cost for most farm businesses.

Sat Nav and the Art of Ploughing

Published: Friday, 8th February 2013

Those who scan the future predict it wont be long before we see robots doing many farming jobs. In the meantime tractors are already packed with more computer power than early space craft.

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Unearthing the Answer to Farm Productivity

Published: Wednesday, 28th November 2012

This year’s terrible weather has led many farmers to experience soil structural problems which, if left unchecked, can have a significant impact on crop growth and productivity.

SAC Consulting Event in Thurso: Get Paid for Keeping Warm with the Renewable Heat Incentive

Published: Wednesday, 14th November 2012

As the weather grows colder, the Thurso office of SAC Consulting will be delivering some warming advice about a new Government scheme that could pay you for heating your home or business.

Borders Farmers Show the Way in Natural Flood Control – SAC Consulting and Tweed Forum Event

Published: Tuesday, 23rd October 2012

An event exploring how farmers can help with flood prevention will take place at Crookston Farm, Heriot on Wednesday 14th November.

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Farming with Climate Change in the Borders – Environment Minister Visits Upper Nisbet

Published: Wednesday, 17th October 2012

Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, visited a Borders arable farm on Monday.

Maximising Returns from Good Grassland Management – Farmers Event at Auchencairn

Published: Tuesday, 25th September 2012

With the world prices of animal feeds like grain and Soya rising fast, farmers must make the very best use possible of the grass they grow at home.

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