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IFA President Joe Healy said the National Farm Survey results published today expose the fragility of farm incomes and should serve as a ‘wake up’ call at EU and Government level.

Domestic Market The Irish market remains quiet due to the time of year. There will be a carryover of barley stocks going into the next harvest however the majority of the wheat should be cleared. Planting is virtually finished apart from a little maize and potato planting. In general crops look in good condition as […]

Referring to the launch of Tillage Industry Ireland, IFA Grain Chairman Mark Browne said, “The sector is in serious decline and a co-ordinated approach is required by all stakeholders in order to stabilise the sector,” he said. According to CSO figures, the area planted to the main cereal crops since 2008 has reduced by 67,500ha, […]

Domestic Market Irish barley stocks remain high with the merchant trade looking at 60kt – 80kt on hand and a further 30kt – 40kt on farms. Many mills are sitting on unusually high stocks of by-products for the time of year. Mills had overbought in anticipation of the fodder crisis continuing into the spring. However, […]

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