Society of Dairy Technology Newsletter
Welcome to the SDT

Well where did 2014 go?  In terms of the Society in went like this:

  • Spring Conference
  • Southern Ireland Section workshop
  • New book in the Technical series published
  • Annual Dinner
  • Nantwich show
  • Eden Study tour
  • Autumn Symposium
  • New online publication produced
  • 7 Newsletters
  • 10 contributions to Dairy Industries International
  • 4 issues of the Internal Journal of Dairy Technology, containing 76 papers

I think you will agree, a busy year.  Add to that the regular updates of the website, the improvements planned for the website and the publication of the Diary (you should have received yours by now) and I hope it gives an indication of just how much we are doing.

In this bulletin there is information on the 2015 Spring Conference, a report on the Autumn Symposium, an update on our website improvements and dates for the next year.  Keep checking the website for more dates and information.

Spring Conference 2015 - CAFRE

Future in Focus - The Dairy Industry in a Post-Quota World
The 2015 Spring Conference will be held on 31st March and 1st April at CAFRE, Cookstown, Northern Ireland.  The draft programme can be found by clicking on the link: Draft programme

You may not have realised that this is the week prior to Easter (Good Friday being 3rd April) so why not combine attendance at the Conference with a few days sight-seeing in the very beautiful area?  

Cookstown is easily accessible from Belfast which can be reached by air or ferry.  I hope to see you there.

Autumn Symposium and 71st AGM

Over 70 delegates attended our Autumn Symposium and listened to four outstanding presentations on Food Safety issues.   As usual, the speakers' presentations are available in the members' area of the website along with some other interesting items that were sent after the event.  The Annual Report for 2013-14 is also available on the website.

Website changes

During the last few months, your Council has been working on upgrades to the Society's website and this process is currently in progress.  You will be able to renew your subscription on-line next year and I shall give you information on other changes over the next few weeks. 

Dates for 2015

March 31st -April 1st: Spring Conference 
Monday 27th July: Annual Dinner
November 11th:  Autumn Symposium

Finally, a very Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you all.

Please send comments, feedback and suggestions for topics to Liz Whitley

Many thanks
Liz Whitley
Executive Director
Tel: 0845 528 0418
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