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Domestic Market The continuation of the wet conditions throughout November, has ensured there were few further opportunities to plant Winter crops. Some areas in the East and South east have received up to twice the annual rainfall for October and November which will lead to loses in the crops which were planted. This will have […]

Domestic Market The continuation of the wet weather has left the planting of winter crops very difficult. The window for planting Winter barley and oats has virtually closed although some will still plant Winter wheat if the weather allows. Some estimates suggest that total Winter plantings of the 3 main grain crops could be as […]

Domestic Market Due to the wet October, animals have been housed earlier than last year, which has led to an increased demand for feedstuffs. Due to competitive pricing and issues with the quality of imported maize during the year the proportion of Irish grains used in feed rations has increased, which has led to good […]

  IFA National Potato Chairman Thomas McKeown has warned that there is a severe risk that much of the potato crop will not be harvested if the wet weather continues.

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