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News published October 2020

New Zealand farmer Doug Avery will discuss the importance of building crisis resilience in difficult times

Bouncing forward from a crisis

Published on Tuesday, 27th October 2020

A New Zealand farmer who has overcome everything from earthquakes to drought will offer advice to his Scottish counterparts on how to ‘bounce forward’ from a crisis.

The Corncrake population has declined rapidly since 1950

Skye corncrake partnership celebrates 10 years

Published on Monday, 26th October 2020

A collaborative partnership to help secure a future for Skye’s corncrake population is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

An Organic Farming course is proving popular with students during the coronavirus pandemic

Growing an organic partnership

Published on Friday, 23rd October 2020

A unique postgraduate course in Organic Farming is celebrating its 20th year at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

The sustainability of livestock can be enhanced by measures that seek to improve efficiency

Study looks at future of EU livestock

Published on Thursday, 22nd October 2020

Research into the future of EU livestock has found more can be done to reduce the negative environmental impacts of the sector.

Researchers at SRUC are working with the Ethical Dairy to learn more about cow-with-calf dairy system

Keeping cows with calves

Published on Wednesday, 21st October 2020

Dairy farmers and new entrants interested in operating a cow-with-calf dairy system are invited to take part in a survey.

Defra has announced a six-month extension to the BVD Stamp It Out initiative in England

BVD Stamp it Out project extended

Published on Tuesday, 20th October 2020

A £5.7 million project to address Bovine Viral Diarrhoea in cattle has been extended by six months due to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Science is key to protecting and supporting Scotland's food and drink industry

Event to explain science behind provenance

Published on Monday, 19th October 2020

Food experts and researchers are teaming up to highlight the science behind the provenance of Scottish produce.

Jockey Rachael McDonald has been appointed to teach Racehorse Care at SRUC

Jockey appointed to spur on racing students

Published on Friday, 16th October 2020

A jockey has been appointed to teach and assess the progress of equine students at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Nearly 40 per cent of Scotland’s farmers are “risk-averse”, according to a survey on how Brexit might affect business planning.

Large proportion of Scots farmers are ‘risk-averse’

Published on Thursday, 15th October 2020

Nearly 40 per cent of Scotland’s farmers are “risk-averse”, according to a survey on how Brexit might affect business planning.

The monitoring schemes provide a level of assurance for buyers looking to reduce disease risk

New sheep monitoring schemes aim to reduce risk of disease

Published on Monday, 12th October 2020

UK farmers can now benefit from two new monitoring schemes designed to reduce the risk of disease in sheep.

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