Publications

Short Essays and Reports

Some Topical Environmental Issues

Author:
Mike Lewis

November 2021

Mike Lewis was prompted to write an article on some environmental issues after attending our Autumn symposium, Annual Dinner and the ICDA awards in Stafford in October. It was the comments on how Carlsberg had reduced their water usage that initially sparked his interest. He is not an acknowledged expert in ...

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Farming is Changing

Author:
John Sumner

November 2021

An interesting overview from John Sumner on how the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) and existing agri-environment schemes are being phased out to farmers with a new approach being introduced.

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It's getting hotter out there!

Author:
John Sumner

October 2021

With the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) just around the corner, our Agriculture expert, John Sumner, relates to an article by the RABDF, providing the truth about UK dairy farm emissions, dispelling some of the myths.

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The Benefit of Hindsight in a fast Changing World

Author:
John Taylerson

October 2021

John Taylerson, Programme Manager of the new Food & Drink Wales Sustainable Scale Up Cluster has provided some very useful advice, and recommendation of tools, to support with de-risking the decision-making by thinking ahead.

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Milk and the Olympics

Author:
John Sumner

September 2021

With the Olympics having been held in Japan this year, John Sumner, our Agriculture Expert, discusses the development of the Dairy Industry in the country, and relates first hand to the generosity of the Japanese people and their love of ice-cream.

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Where have all the Dairy Farmers gone?

Author:
John Sumner

July 2021

A very concerning article by John Sumner on how Dairy Farmers are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit staff with some potentially being forced to quit.

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Sale of Raw Milk for Direct Consumption remains a Threat to Health

Author:
Dr Michael Mullan

July 2021

Consideration to the increase in the consumption of raw milk and the threat to health - an exert from a recent book chapter written by Dr M Mullan and Dr G Aprea.

The book: 

Dairy Foods: Processing, Quality, and Analytical Techniques. Edited A.G. Cruz, C.S. Ranadheera, F. Nazzaro,  A.Mortazavian. Woodhead ...

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Manufacturing Process Transparency using Smart data to bring the Factory Floor to your desktop

Author:
Lynn Harte

April 2021

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Brighter Light at the End of the World Covid Tunnel

Author:
John Sumner

April 2021

This article provides positive news for the worldwide dairy industry, as recently published data indicates global milk production from all species continues to increase and the trend is forecast to continue going forward.

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Liverpool Cowkeepers

Author:
John Sumner

March 2021

The history of Liverpool Cow keepers

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The Story Of Liverpool Cow Keepers

Author:
John Sumner

March 2021

Background

I first got to know about ‘town milk’ in the late 1960s through working with what was then MAFF’s advisory service. The city of Liverpool fell within my allocated area and part of my duties was to visit the small number of cowkeepers whose premises were in the city. ...

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VITAMIN D: TIME TO FORTIFY STRAIGHT FROM THE FIELD?

Author:
Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi

January 2021

Dr Kirsty Pourshahidi is a Research and Teaching Fellow within the Nutrition Innovation Centre for Food and Health (NICHE) at Ulster University, where she specialises in vitamin D, agri-food nutrition and consumer innovation. Her research spans all areas from farm-to-fork, and here she provides an overview of the importance of ...

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Farming is Changing

Author:
John Sumner

January 2021

John Sumner has written a very informative report about the new UK Agriculture Bill and how it is placed to reform agricultural policy in the UK following the separation from Europe.

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Minimising Chlorate Levels in the Dairy Chain

Author:
David Gleeson and Bernadette O'Brien

January 2021

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A Rapid, Sensitive and Accurate Diagnostic Test to Aid Control of Johne’s Disease in Dairy Herds

Author:
Irene R Grant

January 2021

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SDT Member Profile: Chloe Farrell

Author:
Gary Andrews

January 2021

A profile of one of our new members from Ballylisk Creamery

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BETTER NEWS ON ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE

Author:
John Sumner

December 2020

 The UK is stabilising in antibiotic resistance in cattle, based on a survey by the Veterinary Medicine Directorate .....

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A Case For Higher Yields

Author:
John Sumner

November 2020

A very thought provoking paper on how the UK dairy industry could provide the key to improving greenhouse gas emissions by the rest of the world employing the practices followed in the UK to increase yield and productivity of our cows.

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Lurching Forward to 2021

Author:
John Sumner

September 2020

As we move forward to 2021, out of the European Union, what is expected in the dairy industry? Certainly a momentous change

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Book Review and UHT Shelf-Life Consideration

Author:
Mike Lewis

August 2020

Mike Lewis reviews a recent dairy nutrition book and considers the shelf-life of UHT milk

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Paying Peanuts for Protein

Author:
Mike Lewis

June 2020

This nutrition-themed report compares the price per gramme of protein from various sources and states the importance of reading ingredient labels, suggesting a credible source of nutritional information is not always provided. The author emphasizes the importance of healthy living and eating throughout our lives and recommends that consideration to ...

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Book Review: IDF World Dairy Situation 2019

Author:
John Sumner

May 2020

A book review of the 2019 IDF World Dairy Report

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Remember Climate Change?

Author:
John Sumner

April 2020

The Dairy Industry contribution to Climate Change, referring to a recent report by RABDF.

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The Foaming of Milk

Author:
Mike Lewis

March 2020

A short report on the variation in the foaming properties of milk when tested at home using a commercial frother and relating to prior research.

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IDF World Dairy Summit

Author:
John Sumner

February 2019

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British Mastitis conference 2019

Author:
John Sumner

February 2019

The 2019 British Mastitis Conference brought together a group of speakers from across the UK, from Belgium, France and as far away as India. In addition to the presentation of a series of papers, the conference included a number of research updates and poster abstracts in a Technology Transfer Session. ...

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Tackling Antibiotic Resistance

Author:
John Sumner

November 2018

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Healthcare professionals support milk and dairy products

Author:
John Sumner

April 2017

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