During a recent visit to SRUC
, Dr Huw Jones from the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), who is chairman of the programme's business planning group, said that, although the initial work is based on Limousin-sired cattle, all major breeds represented in the UK national beef herd are expected to benefit from the results.
Unique in the UK, SRUC
is one of the largest organisations of its kind in Europe.
Thomas Smith began studying at SRUC
as part of a work-based learning scheme, achieving an SVQ Level 2 in Agriculture.
The merger that created SRUC
in 2012 - bringing together Barony, Elmwood and Oatridge colleges with the Scottish Agricultural College - has helped the institution widen its reach in both further and higher education, and expand its offering of modern apprenticeships and workbased learning courses.
offers taught courses in 6 campus locations across Scotland, and training courses and specialist research in many more.
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He started a National Certificate in horticulture at SRUC
and then took up an apprenticeship at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.
Dr John Vipond, senior sheep consultant for SAC Consulting, SRUC
, has been dedicated to the practical use of science for the benefit of the UK sheep industry throughout his career.
Agri-EPI plans to invest in equipment for research with calves and young-stock to be based within existing buildings at the SRUC
Dairy Research and Innovation Centre (Crichton Royal Farm, Dumfries, DG1 4AS).
Dr Cesar Revoredo-Giha from the SRUC
, who carried out the research, believes the results have important implications for public health and supermarkets should be forced to curb the trend.
The overall winner was Andrew Taylor, studying BSc (Hons) Agriculture at SRUC
Ayr who was presented with a PS1,000 cash prize.
With Ian Pritchard, of SRUC
, and Dyfrig Williams, of Wern Vets.