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RHASS announce 2022 Nuffield Farming Scholar

The Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland has announced that Vic Ballantyne from Brora has been awarded funding, provided in partnership with the Worshipful Company of Farmers, for a 2022 Nuffield Farming Scholarship.


Vic, a farmer and B&B owner, will undertake a study titled ‘Too fat? A study on female livestock in areas with extreme seasonal variability’.

The successful Scholars will undertake international trips to further their understanding and knowledge of their chosen study topic. On return from their travels, they present their findings, conclusions and recommendations to the industry in a variety of formats, including a written report and a presentation at the Annual Nuffield Farming Conference.

RHASS Chief Executive Alan Laidlaw commented:

“RHASS is proud to support those with an ambition to expand their knowledge in support of the food and farming industry. Vic has a unique perspective, having farmed in Australia and Scotland, and a wealth of experience promoting the industry.

“We very much look forward to the findings of her study and discovering if there is such a thing as ‘too fat’ when it comes to pregnant female livestock.”

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