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News published February 2020

Seaweed is one of most popular development products for SAC Consulting 

Seaweed is making waves in Scotland says top food & drink development team 

Published on Friday, 28th February 2020

Seaweed is one of the most popular products in development for our SAC Consulting Food & Drink team as consumer trends drive demand for food with health and nutritional benefits.  

A new survey asks for farmers’ views on animal welfare

Happy farm

Published on Friday, 28th February 2020

Researchers from Scotland’s Rural College are launching a survey for farmers to get to the heart of the debate about what makes farm animals happy.

Create your own opportunities, new farmers told

Create your own opportunities, new farmers told

Published on Thursday, 27th February 2020

Aspiring farmers were told to make their own opportunities at an event for new entrants to the agricultural industry this week.

Dairy farmers needed for m bovis study

Dairy farmers needed for M.Bovis study

Published on Wednesday, 26th February 2020

Dairy farmers across Scotland are being urged to take part in a new study to help scientists better understand the spread of Mycoplasma bovis in cattle.

Torque of the farm

Torque of the farm

Published on Wednesday, 26th February 2020

Record-breaking Scottish strongwoman Kim Best has borrowed one of her employer’s six-tonne tractors while training for her next event. 

Former Barony student and herd manager Eamon Monaghan is up for a Young Farmer of the Year award

Former Barony student up for Young Farmer award

Published on Friday, 21st February 2020

A former Agriculture student and herd manager at SRUC’s Barony campus has been shortlisted for a Young Farmer of the Year award.

Students learn about employment opportunities at annual careers event

Students look to the future at careers event

Published on Thursday, 20th February 2020

More than 400 students visited SRUC’s annual careers event at Elmwood this month to explore opportunities with around 50 organisations.

Call for policy makers to protect pollinators

Call for policy makers to protect pollinators

Published on Monday, 17th February 2020

Pollinating insects could thrive if improvements are made to agri-environment schemes across Europe, a new study led by Scotland’s Rural College has found.

Magnesium boost could reduce slow calving risk

Magnesium boost could reduce slow calving risk

Published on Friday, 14th February 2020

Farmers are being advised to increase the level of magnesium in minerals given to suckler cows before calving after new research found they absorb less than previously thought.

Forestry students get hands-on experience at Applegirth Estate

Dumfries estate hosts next generation of foresters

Published on Thursday, 13th February 2020

Crown Estate Scotland has teamed up with SRUC to host innovative forestry management and operations courses for students.

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