Opened by HRH The Princess Royal in September 2006, our Dairy Technology Centre is a first rate training facility which incorporates the latest animal welfare designs and management systems, as well as maximising the use of available technology.
The Centre provides students with an exciting opportunity to gain practical experience in a high animal welfare unit.
The most technologically advanced dairy unit to be found in any UK
Agricultural College, the centre provides a unique resource that allows
a ‘learning by doing’ approach to your studies.
It is equipped with the latest milking and herd management technology including a voluntary robotic milking unit, a large herringbone parlour and automated cow handling system. It also serves the 250 strong herd of pedigree Holsteins stocked at the campus.
This £1.3 million capital investment is partly funded by the European
Regional Development Fund from the South of Scotland European