Irish milk production in 2016 increased 4.4% on 2015 levels, the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) show.

Last year, Irish milk production stood at 6.6 billion litres. This compared to the 6.3 billion litres produced in 2015.

For December 2016, domestic milk intake by creameries and pasteurisers was estimated at 177.6m litres, 2.2% below the corresponding 2015 figure.

Comparing the December 2016 milk produce figures with those for December 2015 shows that total milk sold for human consumption increased by 5.2% to 43.8m litres.

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