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Once the milk has been collected from the dairy herd, a tanker collects the milk from the farm. The tanker driver tests the temperature of the milk, and checks that it smells and looks fresh. The driver will also take a sample so that the milk’s quality can be tested and also to ensure that it has been produced in clean conditions and that it is free from harmful bacteria.

Once this has been done, the driver can transfer the milk from the vat to the tanker. The milk is sucked into the tanker by a vacuum pump, and a special meter which is fitted to the tanker, called a ‘flowmeter’, measures the amount of milk collected from the farm.

When the farm’s vat is empty it is washed to make sure that it is clean and ready for the next milking. Once the milk has been collected the driver takes the tanker to the dairy for processing. The tanker is well insulated to make sure the milk stays cool on its journey to the dairy.

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From the farm to the fridge, the Dairy Council for Northern Ireland acts on behalf of the dairy industry, advertising and promoting the natural goodness and quality of Northern Ireland milk and dairy products.

Our primary function is to communicate factual information to allow individuals to make well informed choices about dairy products that they consume and to inform them of the benefits of including dairy products in a balanced diet. We use a wide range of media, which includes television, radio, press, magazine, posters and the internet. Our Advertising is complemented by public relations and promotional activities designed to communicate with specific groups.

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