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Queen’s Anniversary Prize reception

Queen’s Anniversary Prize reception

Published: Wednesday, 25th April 2018 in Research news

SRUC scientists, whose world-leading research has spanned nearly half a century of study into the Langhill dairy herd, were among guests at a reception to celebrate our Queen's Anniversary Prize.

Save your energy

Save your energy

Published: Wednesday, 25th April 2018 in SAC Consulting news

Electricity storage systems on farms could play a major role in the next step of the “energy revolution”.

WIA spring event announced

Rural women encouraged to ‘realise ambitions’

Published: Tuesday, 24th April 2018 in About SRUC news

Women working in Scotland’s rural sector will be encouraged to “identify their potential and realise their ambitions” in Perthshire next month.

Vetnomics news

The genomes are out of the bottle

Published: Tuesday, 24th April 2018 in Veterinary Services news

World-leading livestock scientists from Scotland’s Rural College are set to give vets the lowdown on genomics to give them the knowledge that farmers need to optimise their breeding decisions.

Doddie weir at match

SRUC match raises £9k for Doddie’s charity

Published: Monday, 23rd April 2018 in Alumni and Friends news

Nearly £9,000 was raised for Doddie Weir’s MND charity in a special rugby match that saw the ‘old boys’ of Scotland’s Rural College enjoy a convincing win over SRUC’s Edinburgh Agrics student team.

Successful return of SRUC Elmwood Alumni golf day

Successful return of SRUC Elmwood Alumni golf day

Published: Monday, 23rd April 2018 in Edinburgh Campus news

Elmwood Golf Course at Scotland’s Rural College in Cupar recently hosted its second alumni golf day which brought together more than 70 current and former professional golf students.

Pupils dig Farm to Fork event at Oatridge

Pupils dig Farm to Fork event at Oatridge

Published: Friday, 20th April 2018 in Study at SRUC news

Around 800 pupils from across 25 schools descended on Oatridge for Farm to Fork - an event that gave them an insight into the range of skills available across the agricultural sector.

Doddie Weir

Doddie’s class act

Published: Wednesday, 11th April 2018 in About SRUC news

Former classmates of Doddie Weir are among past and present students at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) scrummaging together to raise money for the rugby legend’s motor neurone disease charity.

Molly gillies

How to tame your dragon

Published: Tuesday, 10th April 2018 in Study at SRUC news

Two Animal Care students from the Barony campus have reached the final of a UK-wide animal husbandry competition.

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Scottish researchers to present at international rural conference

Published: Monday, 9th April 2018 in Research news

Researchers from SRUC and the James Hutton Institute, both part of the SEFARI collective, are speaking at this week’s OECD Rural Development Conference, Enhancing Rural Innovation, in Edinburgh.

Tell-tail signs

Tell-tail signs

Published: Monday, 9th April 2018 in Research news

A high-tech system involving 3D cameras could help UK farmers spot the early warning signs of tail biting in pigs – a health and welfare concern in affected pigs and an economic concern for industry.

Jim ritchie

And it’s goodnight from Jim…

Published: Friday, 6th April 2018 in SAC Consulting news

An Ayr-based agricultural consultant has retired after almost 43 years with Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC).

Misty hay bales scene

Drawing attention to the straw shortage

Published: Thursday, 5th April 2018 in SAC Consulting news

Last summer’s weather has forced Scottish farmers to pay £50 per tonne more for straw, according to new SRUC research.

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