Dairy farmers in NI need to grow and utilise more grass to increase milk from forage levels, Agri Food and Biosciences (AFBI) chief executive Sinclair Mayne has said.

Speaking at AFBI’s major dairy open day at Hillsborough on Wednesday, Mayne pointed out that average milk yield per cow in NI has increased from 5,000l to 7,200l over the past 20 years, mainly through feeding more concentrates.