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News published January 2015

Marabu harvesting, Cuba

Sweet Success for Scotland’s Rural College in Cuba

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015

After four years work in Cuba a group including specialists from SRUC has finally achieved their goal, producing renewable energy while returning abandoned sugar cane land to food production.

Dairy Skills Initiative 2015

Cabinet Secretary Visits Dumfries Farm to Meet Young Dairy Skills Initiative Trainees

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015

SRUC staff were among those welcoming todays visit by Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Fair Work, Skills and Training, to a Dumfries farm where she learned about the Dairy Skills Initiative.

Steve Hoad at 2015 SRUC-HGCA Roadshow

SRUC Expert Stresses Attention to Every Detail as Recommended Cereal List Introduced

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Introducing SRUC’s latest list of recommended cereal varieties Dr Steve Hoad of SRUC’s Crop and Soil Systems group stressed the need for growers to make decisions based on good intelligence.

Sheep and lambs in field

SRUC Vets Concerned at Rise in Incurable Viral Disease in Sheep

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Vets from Scotland’s Rural College believe many commercial sheep flocks could be threatened by a rise in the incurable viral disease Maedi Visna (MV).

Squirrel bridge, Ellon

How Did the Squirrel Cross the Road? – SRUC Student Seeks Help with Research

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Cheryl Murray, a Countryside Management student at SRUC’s Aberdeen campus is appealing for public help with her research about how squirrels cross the road.

LANTRA winners 2014

SRUC Oatridge and Barony Students Finalists in Prestigious Annual Training Awards

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Seven students from the Oatridge and Barony campuses of Scotland’s Rural College have reached the finals of the prestigious LANTRA industry training awards.

Carfraemill SRUC-HGCA cereal event

Farmer Speakers a Hit at SRUC/HGCA Agronomy Events for Cereal Growers

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Innovative farmers explaining their ideas proved a highlight during recent cereal grower events organised Scotland’s Rural College and sector levy body HGCA.

Craig malone, new entrants

Two Events for Potential New Entrants to Farming in New Cumnock and Elgin

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Potential new entrants to farming can quiz those already having a go when they attend one of two meetings planned by SRUC in New Cumnock and Elgin.

Kyle Smith

SRUC Students hope to Slide to Victory at the World University Winter Games

Published on Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Four SRUC students will be Curling for Great Britain at the 2015 Winter Universiade (World University Winter Games) in Granada, Spain next week.

C-QAS logo

New External Quality Assessment Scheme for In-House Practice Analysers Launched by SAC Consulting

Published on Tuesday, 27th January 2015

A new, independent quality assessment service for veterinary practices using in-house biochemistry and haematology analysers is being offered by SAC Consulting Veterinary Services, part of SRUC.

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