milk laboratory

Partner Spotlight

NMR today 

NMR today is an integrated service provider working for both farmers and milk buyers as well as an independent source of data from advisors such as vets, farm consultants an breed societies. NMR is totally financially independent with a plc status. Milk recording data is used to provide the phenotypic database for UK genetic evaluation and also the milk recording database is used to provide the basis of food providence schemes run by major retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury's and Marks & Spencer.

NMR currently tests 10 million samples of milk annually. This involves processing a bulk milk sample from 97% of UK farmers with every collection of milk made from the farmer and processing a monthly individual milk sample from 60% of the individual cows in the UK. NMR is represented directly in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as receiving samples from Southern Ireland. 

Milk recording is still a voluntary service, however the percentage of dairy herds which record increases each year as the professionalism required to manage a successful dairy enterprise increases along with higher demands for food providence information as farmers are viewed as the first step in the food chain. 


It is our policy to remain the leading supplier of milk recording services in the UK and the market leader in the provision and support of dairy software in Great Britain whilst embracing the goal of continuous environmental improvement in all our activities. Centred around Environmental Social Governance (ESG) we are currently aligning ourselves with Government policy on climate change and carbon reduction. Wherever possible we will aspire to lead the industry forward, tackling challenges as they come to light. 

NMR/RABDF Gold Cup Open Day
5th August 2021

Darnlaw Farm, Auchinleck, KA18 2LX
Darnlaw Farm will host the Gold Cup Open Day after being crowned the 2019 competition winners at Dairy-Tech.
About this event: The Sloan family were awarded the accolade due to the work they have done as a family to develop the dairy herds and also to establish a good working relationship with their milk buyer. They have also made significant, impressive, investment in technology and systems for the future efficiency of the business. 

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