Potato Market Update 1st September
As schools return and the holiday season draws to a close this week, markets are set to improve and stabilise. More growers are burning off crops this week and some liftings of maincrop Rooster continue this week, however, many growers are reporting that yields are low in the early crops. The Queens markets have stabilised with sales reported as ‘steady’. Liftings of new season Kerr Pinks have also commenced. Yields are reported to be quite low on the early liftings due to the cold wet spring.
In the U.K. there are reports that the seed sector is very concerned that growers may be tempted to import “ware” from Holland which would have a phytosanitary certificate and use the small grades for seed. Across Europe, the impact of the earlier exceptionally high rainfall (up to 200mm fell in parts of these areas), is beginning to become apparent. Taking Holland, Germany and Belgium together, some 20,000ha are thought to have been affected to some degree. A potentially strong global export trade in the processed products is being restricted by a lack of containers and port congestion.
|Rooster box (New Season)||€520||€550||€535|
|Rooster 10 kg (New Season)||€5.50||€6.50||€6|
|New Season Queens 10 kg bag||€5.50||€6.50||€6|
|New Season Kerr Pinks||€6||€7||€6.50|