IFA President Joe Healy said it was extremely disappointing to see junior Minister for Finance Michael D’Arcy say that vulture funds are easier to deal with compared to the banks. “That has not been the experience in the cases we have dealt with. It’s a cause for concern that somebody in elected office would have such a view as people would be relying on him to sort this out.”
16 / 08 / 2018
No change last Friday in any quotes for pigs from Irish factories. Irish pig farmers continue to lose money at an unsustainable rate, with the gap between the prevailing pig price of €1.38c/kg and the ever-rising cost of production, getting close to 20c/kg. An actual loss over the cost of producing a factory fit pig is at €14 per pig.
The rainfall in the past week has given potato plants a much needed boost of growth. The trade for Queens has kicked off and growers report that there has been an uplift of sales of with boxes of Queens averaging €810.