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Bydd Meinir mewn sioe newydd sbon i'r diwydiant llaeth sy'n trafod y dechnoleg ddiweddaraf. Meinir visits a new show for the dairy industry and finds out more about the latest t...


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-To move on and develop,

-investment is crucial.

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-Is now the right time to do that?

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-We visit a new show

-aimed at the dairy sector.

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-Good technology

-pays for itself in a short time.

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-Also on the programme, a company

-takes a step back in time...

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-..to create a better future.

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-We're hoping to change every

-plastic pint into a glass pint.

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-The research of one student

-could make milk even healthier.

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-We can reduce the chances

-of heart disease, depression...

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-..and help children

-with their developmental skills.

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-Februdairy - an important point

-of discussion in the dairy sector.

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-Where better to discuss this

-than at a new event...

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-..which promotes sustainability

-and the latest technology...

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-..within the sector.

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-Dairy-Tech is being held here

-in Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire.

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-There's a variety of stands

-and pioneering devices.

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-Tech expert Tom Allison

-from Pembrokeshire is our guide.

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-Well, Tom, you've arrived safely.

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-What's the purpose of today?

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-The purpose of the day is exhibiting

-new technology to dairy farmers.

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-It's all under one roof

-which is very important.

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-Is now the best time

-to organise something like this?

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-Milk prices are falling.

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-The answer is complex

-from what I can see.

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-It's too late to invest

-once the horse has bolted...

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-..but having said that...

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-..efficient technology pays

-for itself in a short space of time.

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-The challenge is more

-than just the price of milk.

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-It can be about quality

-and labour costs.

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-There are solutions

-available to farmers here today.

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-We're setting you a challenge...

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-..to discover three things

-that impress you.

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-Come on then, let's go.

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-There are over 200 stalls

-and 40 new devices.

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-Plenty of choice for Tom and

-all the visitors who are here today.

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-According to many

-different reports...

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-..the dairy industry

-will fare best after Brexit...

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-..but with milk prices

-currently falling...

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-..is now the best time to invest?

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-Over the past two years...

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-..the price farmers receive

-for a litre of milk in Britain...

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-..has fluctuated

-between 18p a litre and 32p.

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-Is this likely to happen

-in the future?

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-It's important to remember

-that we're in a market...

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-..that takes in Europe

-and the entire world.

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-There tends to be a cycle.

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-Prices go up and down.

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-Production goes up

-and down in the same way.

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-We must accept

-that this is likely to continue.

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-In the long-term,

-it's important to ensure...

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-..that businesses

-are as robust as they can be...

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-..in terms of performance,

-technology and funding.

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-We must also ensure that we're

-promoting the produce to the market.

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-As we look ahead, how can we ensure

-that businesses are robust...

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-..during a period

-of fluctuating prices?

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-It's important to look

-at every aspect of the business...

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-..such as technology,

-breeding and feeding.

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-It's important to look

-at the figures...

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-..and look at the business

-during profitable times...

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-..and invest wisely for the future

-when the market is less favourable.

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-We need to invest in technology...

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-..become more efficient

-and waste less...

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-..at every stage of the process.

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-Following the Veganuary campaign...

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-..the dairy sector

-has struck back with Februdairy.

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-It's a month to celebrate

-the dairy sector.

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-The campaign is led

-by Dr Jude Capper.

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-What has been the response so far?

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-It was amazing, really good

-from the industry, fabulous posts...

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-..fabulous tweets

-on Facebook and Instagram.

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-We've really stepped up to be

-far better at showing people...

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-..what we do every single day.

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-On the negative side,

-there's been criticism...

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-..and nasty tweets from the more

-militant people opposed to dairy...

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-..and dairy farming in general.

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-My hope is that the activists

-will calm down after March 1...

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-..but we need to keep going,

-we need those positive posts.

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-We need to reassure consumers that

-they're making the right choice...

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-..for them, their family,

-their health and their planet.

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-A clear message from Dr Jude Capper.

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-You can watch the interview in its

-entirety on Twitter and Facebook.

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-We'll leave Dairy-Tech for now.

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-We'll return later

-to see Tom Allison's choices.

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-Recently, I visited one company

-that's turning back the clock...

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-..to help the environment.

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-Getting rid of all plastic waste

-from the UK by 2042.

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-That's the aim

-of Prime Minister Theresa May.

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-It's a very ambitious

-and challenging aim for us all.

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-How much plastic is on our farms

-from day to day?

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-Food bags, buckets,

-medicines and silage wraps.

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-The list is long.

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-Organic dairy company Daioni

-from Abercych, Pembrokeshire...

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-..have benefited from the recent

-interest in using glass bottles.

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-There's been a lot of talk

-about switching to glass bottles.

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-We're trying to change

-all our plastic pints...

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-..into glass pints.

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-The idea came from our customers.

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-It's something

-we've wanted to do for a while...

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-..but we introduced it

-through our Facebook page...

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-..to try and gauge the response.

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-It was a better response

-than we could have expected.

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-There's no turning back now.

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-I hope more companies

-will follow suit...

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-..and sell more produce

-in glass containers.

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-Tell me about the response.

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-The response has been brilliant.

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-It pushed us to get it out

-to the shops quicker.

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-We wanted to get it out

-two months from today...

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-..but because of the response,

-we rolled it out last week.

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-Daioni is looking to the future...

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-..but how much of an effort was it

-to move from plastic to glass?

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-A lot of work

-on the processing side.

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-It costs more to do but we haven't

-passed that cost onto our customers.

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-Our message is

-that glass is better than plastic.

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-Everyone can buy glass over plastic

-and it won't cost them more.

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-We're an organic company.

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-As an organic company,

-we want to follow through.

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-We're showing that we can adapt...

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-..and maintain our ethos

-to create a cleaner environment.

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-In terms of the glass,

-you can recycle it many times over.

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-Yes, from what we've

-looked at so far...

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-..one bottle can make 30 trips

-back to the factory.

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-There's a lot for us to do

-as a company...

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-..to make people aware that

-they have to return the bottles.

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-We can refill them at the factory

-and get them back to the shops.

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-You also sell to the doorstep.

-What's the response been like?

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-It's the best response we've had.

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-We have a milk round which covers

-ten miles from the farm.

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-We've been supplying to over 20

-miles since we switched to glass.

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-That means we're using more diesel

-for the cars going out.

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-We're looking to switch the vehicles

-on the milk round to electric.

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-Milk in glass bottles

-are sold in 20 shops at the moment.

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-One of those is Siop Y Pentref

-in Cilgerran.

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-Another nearby village, Aberporth,

-is doing the same thing.

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-They've started to reduce plastic

-in the village in pubs and shops.

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-We thought it was a great idea.

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-I contacted Daioni

-and a local milkman...

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-..about delivering glass bottles

-to the shop.

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-We've been doing this for a

-fortnight and they're very popular.

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-What's the response been like?

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-Everyone loves them.

-Many locals have fond memories.

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-"I remember glass bottles

-when I was young!"

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-If they have children,

-the children return the bottles.

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-It helps young children

-to understand the importance.

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-What do you think of the idea

-of selling milk in glass bottles?

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-I welcome this initiative.

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-I think it's important

-as we seek to reduce waste.

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-The plastic ends up in the sea

-and causes all kinds of pollution.

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-I think it's a great idea

-to re-introduce glass bottles.

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-Is it more of a problem

-to carry glass than plastic?

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-No, I don't think so.

-We used to do it in the olden days.

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-Why can't we do it now?

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-Daioni was established 15 years ago.

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-How much change has Eira and Tom

-witnessed in that time?

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-How important is it

-to adapt a change with the times?

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-We have to try. It depends

-if people will care enough.

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-It's so convenient

-to carry plastic everywhere.

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-Hopefully,

-we're making a small difference.

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-It all depends on customer feedback.

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-It's a lot of work dealing

-with bottles and returning them.

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-They're a lot more dangerous

-to handle in shops.

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-We're doing our best, step by step.

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-Tom, if I can turn to you...

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-..in terms of Daioni

-and the milk you sell...

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-..how much

-will your business change?

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-It'll be interesting to find out.

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-This is the first time

-we've done something like this.

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-We know that larger drinks companies

-are looking at deposit schemes.

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-They're trying to convince people...

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-..to move away

-from using plastic all the time...

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-..and throwing plastic away.

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-How can we move on with this?

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-I think we'll have plastic forever.

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-I think it's changed the world

-and made a difference...

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-..but we have to look

-at other ways of using it.

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-We have to use less or recycle more.

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-We have to think locally

-and globally...

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-..how we deal with plastic

-in the future.

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-We hope customers will adopt it and

-accept that plastic is a problem.

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-This might be that little something

-that we can do to promote this.

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-That's it for Part 1.

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-In Part 2, we visit

-Harper Adams University...

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-..where an experiment

-is being done...

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-..to improve the quality

-and value of milk.

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-See you soon.

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-Research plays a crucial part

-in the development of agriculture.

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-Here, at Harper Adams University

-in Shropshire...

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-..a Welsh woman from Beddgelert

-is leading prominent research...

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-..into the way milk

-can be produced with more Omega-3.

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-Bethan Till is a PhD student here.

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-Her background

-is in beef and sheep farming.

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-She's researching the idea...

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-..of including micro algae

-in the dairy cow's diet...

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-..to create milk products

-that are as beneficial as oily fish.

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-The research is funded by Alltech.

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-I'm feeding the dairy cattle

-with algae...

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-..because algae is rich in Omega-3.

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-I wanted to see if we could increase

-Omega-3 levels in milk and cheese.

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-What kind of algae?

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-It's micro algae.

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-Micro algae is seaweed.

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-Micro algae grows in the sea,

-in lakes, in rivers.

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-How do you undertake your research?

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-We first select the cattle.

-We split them into different groups.

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-One group consumes 50g a day,

-one group consumes 100g a day...

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-..and one group consumes 150g a day.

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-We mix the algae with the TMR, with

-the maize, silage and concentrate.

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-They feed in the bins.

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-What were the results

-of that research?

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-We've seen a rise in levels

-of Omega-3 in milk and cheese.

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-We haven't seen any change

-in the taste.

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-We had a second study

-looking at the fertility of cattle.

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-We included 60 cattle in this study.

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-They were split into two groups.

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-The algae group

-received 100g a day of algae.

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-There was a reduction

-in prostal gland PGFM.

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-That's important during

-the first stages of pregnancy.

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-With low levels of PGFM,

-we see an increase in progesterone.

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-The cow then recognises that she's

-pregnant in the first few days.

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-And less likely to lose a calf.

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-Less likely to lose a calf

-in the early stages.

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-A lot of the work is done

-in the laboratory.

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-Bethan has been busy

-assessing the results.

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-We bring the milk here

-and we remove the fat from the milk.

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-We look at the different levels

-of fatty acids...

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-..especially the levels of Omega-3

-and DHA, Docosahexaenoic acid.

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-That's the main fatty acid

-we search for.

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-We also bring milk here

-and make cheese from the milk.

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-We test the cheese

-for the Omega-3 level.

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-In terms of the milk and cheese,

-where will we see an improvement?

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-If we can raise the level

-of Omega-3...

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-..Omega-3 is healthy for humans.

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-If we can increase

-how much Omega-3 we're eating...

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-..we can reduce the chances

-of heart disease...

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-..we can reduce depression...

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-..and help children

-with their developmental skills...

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-..from a young age.

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-The micro algae is natural.

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-Nothing artificial

-is included in the cattle feed.

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-We don't add a thing in the labs.

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-We make cheese the same way

-everyone else makes cheese.

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-The only difference

-is what we feed the cattle.

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-Is there a cost to the farmer?

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-They do have to pay for the algae.

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-If the farmer wants to feed algae

-to the cattle...

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-..he'll want to make a profit

-some other way.

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-This would be a premium product.

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-Yes, it would be premium milk

-with high Omega-3 levels.

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-If we can prove that it aids

-fertility, reduces mastitis...

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-..and improves the quality

-of the cattle's feet...

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-..that reduces the cost to a farmer

-in vet's bills.

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-Do you foresee that this kind

-of milk and cheese...

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-..will be stocked in shops

-very soon?

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-We hope so.

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-Hens and pigs have been fed algae

-recently because it's easier...

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-..to produce products

-from hens and pigs.

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-More work is being done but

-we hope it happens in the future.

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-By her side,

-to make sure everything works out...

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-..is her tutor,

-Professor Liam Sinclair.

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-Bethan's research is important

-on a number of different levels.

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-We know that coronary heart disease

-is a major problem...

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-..in Western countries

-such as the United Kingdom.

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-People aren't consuming enough of

-the fatty acids she's investigated.

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-If we can get that into cheese...

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-..that will be

-a major benefit to human health.

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-It will also benefit

-dairy cows as well.

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-One of the actions that the oils

-in the marine algae does...

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-..is potentially improve

-the fertility of the cow.

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-It can also reduce

-the methane output.

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-The marine algae has benefits

-for human health, cow fertility...

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-..and the environment.

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-With so much change

-in the industry right now...

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-..it's crucial that farmers push

-the boundaries and try new things.

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-That's precisely

-what Bethan is doing.

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-We know the benefits

-of milk and dairy products...

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-..but what you're developing here

-is going to be even more beneficial.

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-We already know that milk

-is healthy for us.

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-It already contains

-a little Omega-3.

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-The milk produced by cattle

-that eat algae...

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-..will contain higher levels

-of Omega-3.

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-What's remarkable is that this

-doesn't already happen in the UK.

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-I think the biggest problem...

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-..is that the algae

-wasn't readily available.

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-With developments in technology,

-more algae is being grown.

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-Availability in Britain

-has increased.

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-You're about to complete

-your research work in Harper Adams.

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-Are you confident of seeing bottles

-of milk that are more beneficial...

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-..on our shelves before long?

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-I do hope so. People want to eat

-and drink healthier than they were.

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-It'll help farmers, it'll help us

-and it'll help cattle too.

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-We're back in Dairy-Tech

-in Stoneleigh Park.

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-We challenged tech expert

-Tom Allison...

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-..to choose three things

-that caught his eye.

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-Let's see his choices.

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-Here's your first choice. You can

-speak from personal experience.

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-It's a milking cluster.

-It shows me two things.

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-Technology doesn't have to include

-electronics and software to work.

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-It can be something simple,

-a simple device.

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-There are three parts

-to the system...

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-..the liner,

-the insert and the shell.

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-It controls how the liner moves

-when the cow is milked.

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-We do use it at home.

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-We were the first farm

-in the Northern Hemisphere...

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-..to adopt this system.

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-It improves the quality

-of pulsation during milking.

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-That can help cut down

-on mastitis...

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-..and the medicine bill

-from the vet becomes a lot lower.

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-We're talking less than

-half a penny per litre.

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-This is Mootral.

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-It's a food additive that can be

-added to pellets in cattle feed.

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-The system was originally developed

-in Aberystwyth, in IBERS.

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-This additive reduces

-carbon emissions...

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-..during the production

-of milk or meat.

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-The company claims

-it provides a 30% reduction.

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-This looks like

-a very interesting device.

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-It's a pioneering system.

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-This is the AfiLab.

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-It measures the protein,

-butterfat and lactose in milk.

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-It measures every cow

-at every milking session.

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-If you change the quality of food,

-that shows when you're milking.

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-When the cow is ill, it'll change

-the lactose in the milk.

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-The company claims you can make

-savings of 160 per cow...

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-..if you use the complete system.

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-Tom is very impressed.

-What about the rest?

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-It's been a good day

-seeing all the technology...

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-..that can help dairy farmers

-in the future by reducing costs...

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-..and helping cattle

-produce more milk.

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-It's been great to see

-new technology...

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-..that helps us

-make things easier on the farm...

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-..especially during TB tests...

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-..because it's such

-a big thing these days.

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-You can find a lot of apps

-on your phone.

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-You can use them

-as you're walking around the field.

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-That saves a lot of paperwork.

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-That's very interesting.

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-Is now the time to invest

-with milk prices falling?

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-When is the best time to invest?

-That's the question.

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-It's time to look ahead to the

-future and hope for a better time.

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-We have to continue investing

-in farming or we'll be left behind.

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-That's all for this week

-from Stoneleigh.

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-This is the first time this event

-has been held here...

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-..but having seen so many people

-attending today...

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-..it shows that there remains

-confidence in the industry.

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-Thanks for your company. Cheerio.

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Bydd Meinir mewn sioe newydd sbon i'r diwydiant llaeth sy'n trafod y dechnoleg ddiweddaraf. Meinir visits a new show for the dairy industry and finds out more about the latest technology.