R&D

SomaDetect can alert dairy farmers to individual cow health issues to prevent certain diseases from developing. ©GettyImages/jenoche

SomaDetect technology brings transparency to dairy farms

By Mary Ellen Shoup

SomaDetect, a dairy technology startup measuring milk quality and cow health, will launch its business in the US with a new office and pilot program with 10 dairy farms in the State of New York in early January 2018.

A PhD student in the UK says her research shows omega 3 can be added to cheese through microalgae in cows' diet.

Microalgae in cow diet can deliver more omega 3 in cheese

By Jim Cornall

A PhD student at Harper Adams University in the UK has successfully increased the level of long chain omega-3 while reducing the level of saturated fatty acids in cheese, and producing the same the taste, by feeding microalgae to cows.

Researchers say the findings coincide with other studies on dairy foods being associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Pic:©iStock/Guy45

Study says yogurt consumption may reduce inflammation in women

By Jim Cornall

A study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences says eating yogurt on a regular basis may help reduce measures of chronic inflammation in women and support a healthy digestive system.

A team of scientists has developed a way to convert acid whey from making Greek yogurt into sustainable biofuels.  ©GettyImages/Oskanov

Scientists discover new use for Greek yogurt acid whey

By Mary Ellen Shoup

Researchers from the Department of Environmental Conservation of New York State have developed a way to convert acid whey left over from Greek yogurt production into sustainable biofuel and chemicals.

Food for Health Ireland senior innovation & commercialisation manager boils it down: 'All we’re trying to do is harness what nature has created.' ©GettyImages/Geshas

Dairy Innovation Webinar

How to stay innovative in the dairy category, according to industry experts

By Mary Ellen Shoup

While much talked about, ‘innovation’ is not simply a buzzword but at the core of many dairy companies’ corporate strategies. DairyReporter’s Dairy Innovation live webinar brought together three industry experts to put this term into context.