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Introduction to NMR

From its formation in 1943, NMR has grown and developed into an integrated service provider working for both farmers and milk buyers as well as an independent source of data for third parties such as vets, farm consultants and breed societies.

The NMR Group today is structured on four business areas which reflect the sectors in which we operate:
  • National Milk Records
  • National Milk Laboratories
  • Independent Milk Laboratories
  • National Livestock Records
Further details can also be found on the Company History page.

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National Milk Records
NMR LogoNational Milk Records (NMR) is the leading supplier of milk recording services in the UK, providing management information on individual cow's performance in terms of milk quality, yield and fertility. It is acknowledged by the industry that NMR is the market leader in the provision and support of dairy software in Great Britain. NMR also supplies aggregate data to over 35 dairy industry bodies including milk buyers,  AHDB Dairy and breed societies as well as forming the basis for food provenance schemes for retailers such as Tesco, Sainsbury and Marks and Spencer. The farmer is the NMR customer and our recording services reach the cows which produce 60% of the UK's milk.
National Milk Laboratories
NML logoNational Milk Laboratories (NML) provides payment and quality testing for all major milk buyers in the UK such as Saputo Dairy UK, Arla Foods, Muller and First Milk. NML receives bulk milk samples from 98% of UK dairy farms for every collection of milk made by the milk buyer. NML also runs national statutory testing programmes on behalf of DEFRA and the Food Standards Agency.
Independent Milk Laboratories
Independent Milk Laboratories (iML) is a 50:50 joint venture with Progressive Genetics based in Ireland. iML’s principal business model is a mirror of NML with core activities of payment testing for our cornerstone client, Lakeland Dairies, as well as the testing of milk recording samples for NMR in Northern Ireland and Progressive Genetics in Ireland. iML provides BVD testing for the Irish national BVD eradication programme as well other disease testing, including Johne's. The payment testing function of iML is fully accredited by the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB).
National Livestock Records
National Livestock Records (NLR) is a development business which is utilising the expertise gained in the dairy sector from NMR and NML to build service provision in the Red Meat Sector. Traceability, Food Providence and need to improve efficiency are all key drivers in the Red Meat Sector and we believe we can add considerable value in these areas. Luckily others also believe this and NLR was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government to build a sheep EID database for the Supply Chain Efficiency project, TAG. The sales of Nordic Star our ear tag identification business are reported in NLR.
Andy Warne Managing Director
Hopefully this website will provide you with all you'd like to know about the NMR Group. If not, please just contact us and we will be happy to outline further detail with you.

Andy Warne
Managing Director