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News published January 2020

A new study looks at consumer trade-offs when buying beef mince

Beefing up labels

Published on Friday, 31st January 2020

Consumers in the UK are willing to pay a higher premium for healthier and more sustainable beef mince than those in Spain, a new study by researchers at Scotland’s Rural College has found.

The telemere study was done using data from SRUC’s famous Langhill dairy herd in Dumfries

Cow DNA offers clues to longer life

Published on Monday, 27th January 2020

Research into the DNA of Scottish cows could help humans live longer and healthier lives, scientists at Scotland’s Rural College have announced.

Rural Business Management students Charlotte Bailey and David Anderson welcome the £50k donation

£50k gift for Ayr students

Published on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Students at Scotland’s Rural College are set to benefit from a £50k donation towards training, study tours and travel.

The study aims to develop and adapt technology to monitor methane production in outdoor cattle

Graze expectations

Published on Wednesday, 22nd January 2020

Researchers are looking into more effective ways to monitor greenhouse gas emissions in grazing cattle.

Plenty to digest at food policy debate

Debate offers policy makers food for thought

Published on Tuesday, 21st January 2020

Scotland could learn much from the Nordic countries when it comes to sustainable food production and lowering the rate of child obesity.

Professor Wayne Powell speaks at the launch event for the SeedPod – the new food hub for the North East of Scotland

North East Centre of Excellence for Food and Drink Industry

Published on Monday, 20th January 2020

A food and drink development hub for the north east of Scotland has secured £10 million of capital funding from the UK and Scottish Governments.

Shona Sutherland leads a chocolate workshop at Elmwood

Students whip up chocolate treats

Published on Monday, 20th January 2020

Hospitality students at Scotland’s Rural College enjoyed an artisan chocolate workshop led by patisserie chef Shona Sutherland.

Perfect dozen

Perfect dozen

Published on Friday, 17th January 2020

A dozen top apprentices and trainees from SRUC have been selected as finalists for this year’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (ALBAS).

Becky Cross will climb more than 10,000 steps to raise funds for gardeners

China challenge

Published on Friday, 17th January 2020

An Edinburgh horticulture student will walk more than 150 miles along the Great Wall of China to raise money for struggling gardeners.

New projects aim to identify what triggers painful condition in ponies

Grassroots approach

Published on Thursday, 16th January 2020

Researchers at Scotland’s Rural College are calling on pony owners to help them get to the root of laminitis – a painful condition which affects many ponies and horses.

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