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The area of potatoes planted in 2019 was the second lowest on record, after 2018, which was the lowest on record. There was also a further decrease in the plantings of traditional varieties such as Kerr Pinks and Golden Wonders. Speaking at the National Potato Conference in Dublin today, IFA President Tim Cullinan said farmers […]

Stocks continue to be cleared from stores this week and growers report that trade has remained steady with no significant fluctuation since Christmas. Price and demand for Kerr Pinks in particular are holding very well for good quality material. Early plantings commenced last week on lighter soils in counties Louth and Wexford, however, poor weather […]

Consumption has improved slightly this year due to the cold snap. Growers with good quality stock available continue to command a premium price. Early potato growers are now thinking ahead to plantings which should commence in the coming weeks.

Consumption and sales remain buoyant this week. There are reports that merchants are making enquiries for extra stocks in particular Golden Wonders and prices remain firm. Most stock is now lifted across the country, with less than 5% remaining in some parts. Growers are also reminded to not rule out supplying the peeling market with […]

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