This week, Jack Kennedy details measures announced by Glanbia Ireland to restrict milk production during April, May and June. The move not only represent a major blow to Glanbia suppliers but the wider dairy industry.

For a three-year period from 2022, Glanbia suppliers will be restricted in the pace of future growth – limited to a compound rate of between 2.5%-5% per annum. Herds producing over 550,000 litres per annum will face the strictest limits.