The latest monthly benchmarking figures for Garaba Holsteins show a rolling annual yield of 9,773l/cow at 3.86% butterfat and 3.24% protein. Concentrate feed rate is 0.38kg/l and margin over concentrate (milk cheque minus meal bill) is £1,690/cow.

James Martin and his father Owen manage the 160-cow herd in a fully housed, all-year-round calving system in Dromintee, Co Armagh.