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SRUC research will look at the sleep behaviour of laying hens. Picture: Flickr/Creative Commons

Improving the welfare of laying hens

Published: Friday, 4th October 2019

A multi-million pound European-wide project to improve the conditions of egg-laying chickens is launched today (Friday 4 October), to coincide with World Animal Day.

herd of cows in a field on sunny day

An opportunity worth milking

Published: Tuesday, 17th July 2018

Scotland’s Rural College is to host a course designed to help dairy entrepreneurs become the cream of the crop.

Jennifer Carfrae with Iceland delegates Iris Thorarinsdottir, left, and Amundi Brynjolfsson

Let the drain take the strain

Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2018

Scottish drainage expertise will help the capital of Iceland to cope with warmer and wetter winters in the future. 

Pig and piglets

The animal feelgood factor

Published: Wednesday, 28th February 2018

New SRUC paper highlights connections between emotion and welfare.

Dairy calves at Crichton Farm

DNA study of cow stomachs could aid meat and dairy production

Published: Wednesday, 28th February 2018

Meat and milk production from cattle could one day be boosted, thanks to analysis of microbes in cows’ stomachs.

coca plant and flower

SRUC helps cocaine fight in Colombia

Published: Monday, 26th February 2018

Researchers from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have been awarded more than £122,000 for a project that will help the Colombian government in its war against cocaine farming.

Hosts Alex Jones and Matt Baker, Dame Penelope Winton, Prof Eileen Wall.

One-der Wall

Published: Tuesday, 13th February 2018

An SRUC professor recently appeared on the famous One Show sofa to talk to a BBC audience of millions about the fascinating research at the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics & Health.

SRUC staff at the newly renovated Parkinson Plant Growth Unit at King’s Buildings

New glasshouse reflective of world-leading research

Published: Monday, 18th December 2017

A major renovation of SRUC’s glasshouse has provided scientists with a state-of-the-art facility in which to continue their world-leading research.

Professor David Hume

World-leading livestock scientist honoured by SRUC

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.

Agrimetrics conference

Smartphone advice on potato yield showcased at keynote Scottish agri-food event

Published: Wednesday, 31st May 2017

An innovation which allows farmers to get timely advice about potato yield and crop values on their smartphones was just one of the cutting-edge developments in Scottish Agri-food showcased today.

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