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News published November 2019

Jade (left) and her friend Jasmine before their bungee jump

Jumping headlong into life after cancer

Published on Wednesday, 20th November 2019

An Animal Care student is living life to the full after finishing treatment for blood cancer.

Research looked at opportunities for increasing the number of sheep processed in Scotland

Counting sheep

Published on 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.

Happiness is an important aspect of positive animal welfare

Raising the bar on positive animal welfare

Published on Monday, 18th November 2019

A review of positive animal welfare has found it represents an important evolution from the wider concept of animal welfare. 

SRUC researchers are looking at breeding animals to cope with climate change

The sheep of things to come

Published on Thursday, 14th November 2019

Research looking at ways of breeding sheep and goats to cope with climate change has found significant variations in how individual animals respond to fluctuating weather conditions.

SRUC Veterinary service team members carry out testing on samples at the Veterinary and Analytical Laboratory

Implementing a new model of disease surveillance

Published on Wednesday, 13th November 2019

Following an internal consultation, Scotland’s Rural College will progress with the new model of disease surveillance announced in August 2019.

Oliver and Paul with Professor Caroline Argo, Dean of the North Faculty

“Proud” students awarded for farm work

Published on Tuesday, 12th November 2019

Two student farmers at SRUC Aberdeen have been recognised by the Royal Northern Agricultural Society (RNAS).

Former SRUC Animal Care students Rebecca (left) and Shari (right) now work with birds of prey

Elmwood students flying high in new careers

Published on Tuesday, 12th November 2019

Former Animal Care students from Scotland’s Rural College are flying high in their new careers after completing courses at the Elmwood campus in Fife.  

AgriScot beef demonstration will focus on the selection and management of breeding heifers to maximise output and reduce calving problems

Breeding Heifers

Published on Monday, 11th November 2019

Students from SRUC’s Oatridge campus will take part in an interactive beef demonstration at AgriScot later this month.

Auchtertyre in the 1980s and present day

Upland research farms reach 50-year summit

Published on Monday, 11th November 2019

Scotland’s Rural College is this week celebrating the 50th anniversary of its innovative, influential and international upland research and demonstration farms.

MSP Willie Rennie at the opening of SRUC’s new Animal Care and Gamekeeping facilities at Elmwood campus with Principal Wayne Powell and students

Paws for applause

Published on Friday, 8th November 2019

Scotland’s Rural College officially opened the doors to new £350,000 Animal Care and Gamekeeping facilities at its Elmwood campus today (8 November 2019). 

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