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Preliminarily results from the IFA early planting survey suggest that early plantings were slightly increased up some 3% on last year. Queens accounted for the slight increase in plantings, the area of Home Guard decreased slightly and Premier area remained static. The first crops of early Rooster should be harvested early to mid-August. The peeling […]

The food service sector continues to pick up pace but it is still falling significantly short of normal capacity. Demand remains strong for new season Queens with average yields reported; it is encouraging that all retailers are now stocking new season Queens which is earlier than last year. A lot of lifting progress has been […]

As restaurants re-opens this week there is an air of optimism that the food service sector will begin to       return to some form of “new-normal”. Demand for early varieties continues as more Queens come onto   the market. Reports from early growers suggest average yields with some frost damage on the earliest  crops.

Retail demand remains buoyant and as restrictions ease further on June 29th and restaurants can re-open, growers are reminded to supply the peeling market where possible. There is a shortage of good quality packing material and growers with quality stock can command a premium. Demand for early varieties remains very high and it will be […]

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