knowledgescotland success stories A new opportunity for policy stakeholders and Government audiences en-gb Copyright 2018, Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:04:17 +0000 40 Providing the Evidence Base to Eliminate Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD) If BVD virus was eradicated, research at SRUC has shown that the Scottish dairy industry could save about id=390 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT QBA: Evaluating Animal Quality of Life Qualitative Behaviour Assessment (QBA) is a method for animal welfare assessment that judges the dynamic expressive quality ( id=373 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 GMT Making a Fetus Grow Studies using a well-established sheep model of fetal growth restriction have provided the proof of concept that prenatal maternal AdVEGF gene therapy can safely and effectively increase fetal growth in compromised pregnancies. These pre-clinical studies pave the way for this innovative new therapy to be translated and ultimately offered to pregnant women in clinic. id=345 Tue, 22 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT EPIC - Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks The livestock disease risks that are faced in Scotland are constantly changing making it essential to provide timely and effective policy advice to the Scottish Government. EPIC id=338 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Engaging with Food Engaging with a public (community) audience is recognised by the Scottish, UK and EU Governments as an important responsibility of the research community, especially given the rapid rate of advancement in biomedical and agri-food research and the global challenges we face, such as food security and climate change. id=343 Tue, 01 Oct 2013 00:00:00 GMT Creating a Local Food Culture Locally produced food is of growing importance to Scottish consumers. SRUC has highlighted the need to support and develop local food and drink businesses, of which there are over 75,000 in Scotland. id=319 Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:00:00 GMT High Nature Value Farming More traditional farming systems, those that have a large amount of moorland mixed with areas of grassland and woodland, still make up 30% of Europe id=303 Mon, 04 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Folic Acid and Human Health; Monitoring Folate Status in the UK Research at RINH has led to the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA UK) changing the way that folate status is evaluated in the UK population. id=308 Sun, 03 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Humane Culling SRUC id=305 Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Shopping for Animal Welfare Many people are concerned about animal welfare and are keen to buy animal friendly products. SRUC research found that various factors have a significant influence on shoppers' buying choices, with access to welfare information and better labelling key to changing behaviour. id=298 Fri, 01 Feb 2013 00:00:00 GMT Nutrition Research: Key to Economic Growth in the Scottish Food and Drink Sector Research at the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health (RINH) is underpinning the economic objectives of the Scottish National Food and Drink Policy, reinforcing the reputation of the sector and significantly improving business performance in key areas such as research and development (R+D) activity. id=307 Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Hens SRUC research confirmed that when laying hens are able to perch regularly it increases their leg strength and showed that hens unable to perch properly show signs of frustration and were more prone to being pecked by other hens. id=304 Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT Utility of the Barley Genome Underpinning the UKs most financially rewarding food and drink industries. The International Barley Sequencing Consortium (IBSC), spearheaded by groups in the James Hutton Institute and Germany has published an in-depth global survey of the barley genome in the journal Nature. id=306 Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT First Class Transport for Animals The welfare of animals in transit is a major public and political concern. Research by SRUC (formerly SAC) and collaborators has formed the basis for improvements in the design and operation of livestock transport vehicles and improved transport practices. id=233 Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT Developing a British Blueberry Industry There is an un-met demand for UK grown blueberries (only 1-3% of requirement met) as currently growers cannot provide the right material for the market place. id=245 Mon, 18 Jul 2011 00:00:00 GMT