was set up in April 2008 following a fundamental review of
agricultural levy boards by Defra. The five existing levy
boards (including the Milk Development Council) were replaced
by one statutory levy board, the Agriculture and Horticulture
Development Board (AHDB) and DairyCo covers the milk sector.
current focus is on improving the profitability of dairy farming
by focusing on four specific areas:
- The provision
of a world-class information service
dairy farmers meet and manage environment needs and regulatory
promote the positive perception of dairy products and dairy
farming with the general public
- The development of DairyCo towards a self-sustaining
The Society of Dairy Technology (SDT), founded
in 1943, is the professional organisation dedicated to the
advancement of Dairy Science and Technology in the British
and Irish dairy industries. The Society organises Conferences,
Symposia and Residential Courses on relevant technical topics;
and it publishes the renowned “International Journal
of Dairy Technology”, and a range of Technical Publications/Manuals.
A “Technical Forum” section on its website provides
answers to technical questions, based on the Society possessing,
through its members, a specialist and unique knowledge base
in Dairy Technology.