State-of-the-art dairy facility
The South West Dairy Development Centre (SWDDC) is a state-of-the-art, 180-cow dairy unit in Somerset, the heart of the Southwest milk ﬁeld. The Centre, a fresh vision for the UK dairy industry, provides a truly innovative environment for the development, testing and demonstration of new technologies and techniques to support sustainable, eﬃcient and high health and welfare milk production.
The housing design, which reﬂects the best of the natural cow environment while providing automated protection from changing weather conditions, optimises the well being of the cattle, and includes enrichment elements such as rotary brushes, state of the art lighting and cubicles.
Key focus areas
“The South West Dairy Centre fits very well with Innovate UK’s vision to support the development and adoption of new technologies to help UK farming become more sustainable, efficient and profitable.”