Increase in grain yields locally in 2016

There was an increase in the grain yield in local counties this year.

Figures from Teagasc show 12,300 (12,292) tonnes of grain were grown in the Shannonside Northern Sound region in 2016, up from 10,800 (10,813) tonnes the previous year.

Roscommon had the highest yield this year with 4,600 tonnes grown, followed by Cavan and Monaghan with 2,600 tonnes.

Longford had a yield of 2,100 and Leitrim had the lowest yield in the country with 200 tonnes.