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African project wins SRUC’s Enterprise Challenge competition

An Edinburgh student looking to improve food systems in Africa has been named overall winner of the annual Enterprise Challenge competition run by SRUC.…

  • SRUC
  • 29/01/2024
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Top ten in ALBAS final

Ten SRUC students and apprentices from a range of subjects and campuses have been selected as finalists in this year’s Awards for Land-based and Aquaculture Skills (the ALBAS).…

  • SRUC
  • 26/01/2024
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Oregano oil and purple garlic prove perfect tonic for piglets

A recent study by scientists from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), the University of Murcia and the Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Development (IMIDA) found oregano essential oil and purple garlic offer similar or superior results to zinc oxide when added to weaning piglets' feed in to preventing and reducing digestive problems.…

  • SRUC
  • 22/01/2024
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More action needed to achieve EU climate goals

A new report involving SRUC has recommended a series of actions to put the European Union on track towards climate neutrality.…

  • SRUC
  • 18/01/2024
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Major research investment into national land use transformation

A first-of-its-kind consortium of 34 leading research and stakeholder organisations, including SRUC, has been established to help all four UK administrations address land use and agriculture as a major greenhouse gas emitting sector.…

  • SRUC
  • 16/01/2024
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£100k research project to explore agricultural policy impacts on island communities

SRUC has been awarded a £100k research grant to gather the views of island communities in Orkney, Shetland and the Outer Hebrides on the forthcoming agricultural and land use policy changes.…

  • SRUC
  • 09/01/2024
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£500k project explores use of seaweed in chicken feed

SRUC is involved in a pioneering initiative to revolutionise poultry feed production by exploring the viability of a highly coveted red seaweed as a sustainable substitute for soybean meal in UK chicken feed.…

  • SRUC
  • 18/12/2023
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Potato producers’ conference aims to build resilience for UK sector

Organised by SRUC, the 25th annual conference of the SAC Association of Potato Producers (SACAPP) will take place on Wednesday, 24 January 2024.…

  • SRUC
  • 13/12/2023
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Farmers’ input invited on health of Scottish farming

Farmers across the country are being asked to contribute to an annual survey designed to help farmers with their business financial performance, as well as support the Scottish Government’s future agricultural policy decisions.…

  • SRUC
  • 13/12/2023
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New projects to support agri-food industry reach net zero

Researchers from SRUC are leading five projects, and supporting a further three, to help address the challenge of reaching net zero through agri-food.…

  • SRUC
  • 05/12/2023
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SRUC joins new centre tackling food security and climate change

Scientists from SRUC will carry out research into plant breeding and animal nutrition to increase productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of a new centre announced by UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/11/2023
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Project awarded £700k for early disease detection in cattle

An innovative project to develop automated and real-time monitoring of disease in cattle has been awarded nearly £700k.…

  • SRUC
  • 13/11/2023
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