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SRUC has a long history of delivering both strategic and applied research on a diverse range of land-based topics to a wide range of funders and stakeholders at a local, national and international level. Information on current research activity at SRUC, including staff, projects and publications is available via the research section of the SRUC website.
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Assessing the greenhouse gas mitigation efffect of removing bovine trypanosomiasis in Eastern Africa (2018)Abstract: Increasing the production of meat and milk within sub-Saharan Africa should provide significant food security benefits. However, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions represent a challenge, as cattle production in the ...
A framework for estimating society's economic welfare following the introduction of an animal disease: the case of Johne's disease (2018)Animal diseases are global issues affecting the productivity and financial profitability of affected farms. Johne’s disease is distributed on farms worldwide and is an endemic contagious bacterial infection in ruminants ...
(2018)Genome-wide association (GWA) of feed efficiency (FE) could help target important genomic regions influencing FE. Data provided by an international dairy FE research consortium consisted of phenotypic records on dry matter ...
Sex differences in basal hypothalamic anorectic and orexigenic gene expression and the effect of quantitative and qualitative food restriction (2018)Background: Research into energy balance and growth has infrequently considered genetic sex, yet there is sexual dimorphism for growth across the animal kingdom. We test the hypothesis in the chicken there is a sex difference ...
(2018)Analysis of a survey of Scottish farmers (162) confirmed that they do not perceive all types of risk to be equal. Choices with potential negative ethical or health & safety consequences were perceived to be riskier than ...