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News published January 2021

Haggis on a plate

Burns suppers bring six-fold increase in haggis sales

Published on Thursday, 21st January 2021

The Scottish tradition of celebrating Robert Burns’s birthday on 25 January leads to a six-fold increase in the demand for haggis, new research has found.

water shrew in live trap

Mice, camera, action

Published on Wednesday, 20th January 2021

A novel way of capturing images of small mammals in their natural habitat has been developed by a lecturer at SRUC.

Sheep herd looking at camera

Multiple benefits of winter cereal grazing

Published on Tuesday, 19th January 2021

Grazing livestock on winter cereals could help aid soil biology, allow for earlier drilling dates, control pests and diseases and influence yield potential.

little girl playing with toy tractor

Lockdown projects for farm kids

Published on Tuesday, 19th January 2021

With more children studying at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, SRUC has created some educational games to help them stay safe on farms.

Horse head closeup

Hands on with horses

Published on Tuesday, 19th January 2021

Horse enthusiasts, students and the Scottish equine industry will benefit from a new centre for equine skills at SRUC.

cattle and sheep rotational grazing

Chewing the cud at rotational grazing event

Published on Monday, 18th January 2021

All things grass will come under the spotlight at a conference organised by SRUC to look at the science and practice of rotational grazing.

pond with foodbridge

Trees: the root to securing environmental support payments?

Published on Tuesday, 12th January 2021

When it comes to the public goods cited as objectives for almost all agri-environmental schemes, trees tick just about every box.

David Bell

Former student among new SRUC Board members

Published on Friday, 8th January 2021

A former student at SRUC is among three new non-executive directors to be appointed to the SRUC Board.

Campus concept drawing

Webinar to discuss Craibstone proposals

Published on Wednesday, 6th January 2021

Professor Wayne Powell, SRUC Principal and Chief Executive, will take part in a webinar to discuss proposed future plans for the Craibstone Campus in Aberdeen with members of the farming community.

A sunset view of a Wheat field on the outskirts of St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland.

Agronomy Winter Roadshows go digital

Published on Tuesday, 5th January 2021

Farmers will get the lowdown on the latest crop research during a series of free online agronomy workshops being held in Scotland in January and February.

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