For almost eighty years, from 1928 until 2006, the Hannah Research Institute epitomized the very best in dairy research, whether it be related to production of milk or concerned with the utilisation of milk. Institute scientists spanned all of the relevant disciplines and published in all of the best Journals, including Journal of Dairy Research. Not surprising, since the Institute was co-owner of the Journal, together with the National Institute for Research into Dairying ("NIRD Shinfield"), later the Food Research Institute.
The Hannah closed as a Research Institute in 2006 as part of the UK-wide rationalisation of government spending on agricultural research. However, HDRF is still very much alive, as a Foundation dedicated to the pursuit of dairy research for the benefit of the people and animals of the West of Scotland. Through its continued ownership of JDR, the benefits impact on dairying and communities throughout the world. To read more about the Hannah Dairy Research Foundation, visit www.hannahresearch.org.uk