Farmers from across Northern Ireland have been asked to make their views known at protests over the coming days.

The first protest is today (Thursday) at the offices of the European Commission in Belfast starting at 12pm. A group of dairy farmers will hand over a letter for the attention of European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan, ahead of an extraordinary meeting of the EU Council of Agriculture Ministers in Brussels on Monday (7 September). In it, they ask the Commissioner to take action to address the dairy crisis by raising intervention prices and ensuring that superlevy fines worth approximately €700m are used to support the dairy industry.