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Dairy Technology

Dairy Technology

The Dairy Technology team provides knowledge and technology transfer support to the milk processing industry. The team provides technical guidance and practical advice to companies of all sizes, from farm diversification businesses, to dairy processors. Our Dairy Technologists work on a range of projects including innovation, new product development, quality assurance, process development and food safety.

Companies can develop product concepts in our Food Innovation Centre’s commercial kitchen and sensory suite. These concepts can be further developed into viable products by using the dairy facilities and equipment in the Food Technology Centre. The facilities include batch and continuous milk pasteurisation, yoghurt and ice cream processing areas, soft/hard cheese processing and ripening rooms. These facilities are supported by a SCADA control system.

In addition to providing knowledge and technical support on specific dairy company issues, the team also provide:

  • skills development programmes in general dairy processing (for example ice cream, cheese, yoghurt manufacture)
  • guidance relating to on farm processing and general artisan product development
  • company led training to meet business needs

Support services including training can be provided at Loughry or at your company site and can be contextualised to your company processing environment

Dairy Technology Courses
Dairy Technology Courses

Discover the range of one day practical dairy technology courses designed to refresh essential processing skills.

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Training Courses
Training Courses

Discover the range of food training courses.

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Food Facilities
Food Facilities

Loughry Campus has a wide range of facilities which are used by students and agri-food businesses.

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Key contact:

Dr Rosemary McKee
Senior Technologist (Food)
Rosemary.McKee@daera-ni.gov.uk