Dale Farm is the first dairy processor in Northern Ireland to announce a price increase for milk delivered in April.

A 0.25p/l increase brings suppliers of the co-op to a new base price of 29.8p/l, which includes a 0.3p/l loyalty bonus.

While Dale Farm has increased its April price, Lakeland Dairies and Glanbia Ireland have left their respective prices unchanged.

This means suppliers of Lakeland remain on a base of 29p/l, while Glanbia suppliers are on a base of 29.25p/l.