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20 Jan 2016

Domestic Potato Market Report

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Ex-Farm Potato Prices reported to IFA

 

  Low High Average
Rooster Box €300 €350 €320
Rooster 10kg €3.30 €3.80 €3.60
Kerr’s Pink 10kg €4.00 €5.00 €4.30
Whites Box €250 €290 €270
Golden Wonder 10kg €5.00 €5.80 €5.50

 

Preliminary stock surveys indicate that tonnages are significantly lower compared to January of last year. Kerrs Pinks and Golden Wonders will be in short supply with farm gate prices continually increasing since Christmas. Relative to last year farm gate prices are much improved, however it must be remembered that current prices are only covering costs of production with a small margin and in no way do they mitigate the abysmal prices of the previous two years.

Price must improve further over the coming months as it is unacceptable that prices post-Christmas should be less than in October when production costs incurred increase significantly.

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