Following an agreement with Glanbia that will see growers paid a higher price for wheat and barley, IFA has stood down their protest at the Glanbia feed mills in Portlaoise and Clonroche.
The feed barley price, including contracted winter Cassia barley, will increase by €3 for members and €1 for non-members. The feed wheat price will increase by €5 for members and €3 for non-members.
A market-based review structure will be explored, and Glanbia has committed to implement a strategic development plan for the sector.
Joe Healy said, “I want to acknowledge the engagement by Glanbia in recent days and the price increases. The strategic development plan has to deliver real benefits for growers”.
IFA Grain Committee Chairman Mark Browne said grain farmers are under significant income pressure. This deal will mean an increased price paid for barley and for wheat. It will also help to strengthen the overall grain market.
“I want to thank the IFA Grain Committee, growers and IFA officers for supporting the protest,” he said.