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News published January 2018

Pictured: Bill Gates and Penny Mordaunt at Easter Bush estate

Gates visits new Global Academy

Published on Wednesday, 31st January 2018

Bill Gates and Penny Mordaunt, the Secretary of State for International Development, were at Easter Bush recently to officially open the Global Academy of Agriculture and Food Security.

Healthy hen

Engagement with small-scale egg and poultry producers on disease must be improved

Published on Tuesday, 30th January 2018

New research has revealed a gap in knowledge about disease control practices in many of Scotland’s small-scale poultry keepers and egg producers.

Student Cameron Howie is nominated

Lantra Learner of the Year Award

Published on Tuesday, 30th January 2018

Nine SRUC students and Modern Apprentices have been nominated for Lantra Scotland’s 16th Learner of the Year Awards.

David Mundell MP, Secretary of State

Barony Brexit event a big draw

Published on Tuesday, 30th January 2018

Continuing uncertainty over Brexit means farmers should waste no time in reviewing their businesses and also make full use of developments and technology.

A woman with her chicken in the Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s Region of southern Ethiopia (photo credit: ILRI/ Camille Hanotte).

£4m for research to aid sustainable livestock production in Africa

Published on Friday, 26th January 2018

Research to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates has received a £4 million boost from the UK Government.

SAC consulting Vet Services Disease surv centre

SAC Consulting announces carcase collection scheme

Published on Wednesday, 24th January 2018

A subsidised scheme that could save farmers significant money and time in the animal post-mortem process has been set up in Dumfries and Galloway.

Sruc thermal imaging of dairy cow

A date for your dairy

Published on Monday, 22nd January 2018

The increasingly important role played by state-of-the-art technology in Scotland’s dairy industry will be explored in a special open farm event in Dumfries.


‘Catalysts’ can help convert ideas into reality

Published on Wednesday, 17th January 2018

A graduation ceremony with a difference has been held at Oatridge campus, where a dozen members of SRUC staff recently completed their training to become fully-fledged entrepreneurial ‘Catalysts’.

Native pinewood at Inshriach, Glen Feshie

Blight on Scottish forests

Published on Tuesday, 16th January 2018

Exotic pine tree species planted next to native Scots pine forests should be removed to limit the risk of disease to native trees, new research suggests.

heep affected by sheep scab.

Free sheep scab testing for Scottish flocks

Published on Monday, 15th January 2018

Scottish farmers are being reminded that free laboratory testing for sheep scab is available from SAC Consulting Veterinary Services.

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