MILK PRODUCTION IN BARBADOS has been significantly low for the past six years.

Dairy farmers have an ideal annual target of six million kilogrammes of milk but due to poor breeding and farm management programmes, they have been only able to reach just over half that amount.

The last time that quota was reached was in 1998.

However, chief executive officer of the Barbados Agricultural Society (BAS), James Paul, said the island was still maintaining good yearly milk quantities – producing four to five million kilogrammes.