Ruth Sanderson visits the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute to find out how their scientists are helping farmers boost productivity and increase tight profit margins in Northern Ireland.
Dr Steven Morrison gives her a tour of the rotary milking parlour and explains how they monitor nutrition and animal health to help maximise herd potential. David Johnston speaks about how good grassland management and grazing could be the key for farm profitability, and the President of the Ulster Farmers Union Barclay Bell joins the conversation to discuss the unique trading relationship between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland and the implications Brexit could have on the entire agricultural sector.
There are also reports about the Environmental Farming Scheme and how it can improve the picture for wild bird species, and an insight into the 'All island value chain' that keeps the dairy industry ticking.
Producer: Toby Field.