Malting Barley

Tillage: BYDV control in malting barley crops

Tillage: BYDV control in malting barley crops

Malting barley crops sown out in March should not need an insecticide to control Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV).  That...

April 20, 2022

Nitrogen rates must be retained on malting barley crops

Nitrogen rates must be retained on malting barley crops

Despite the dramatic hike in fertiliser prices over recent months, malting barley growers are being strongly urged to maintain nitrogen...

April 19, 2022

Malting industry will need half of 2022 spring barley crops

Malting industry will need half of 2022 spring barley crops

It has been estimated that the malting industry will require up to half of the spring barley crops grown in...

April 15, 2022

Tipperary farmer strikes gold with his malting barley

Tipperary farmer strikes gold with his malting barley

A tillage farmer from Co. Tipperary has today (Tuesday, March 15) been named as the overall winner of the 2021...

March 15, 2022

Fertiliser options for malting barley in 2022

Fertiliser options for malting barley in 2022

David Walsh-Kemmis grows malting barley for both brewing and distilling purposes on his Co. Laois tillage farm. Courtesy of his...

February 16, 2022

High-quality Irish distilling barley in high demand for 2022

High-quality Irish distilling barley in high demand for 2022

Demand for high-quality Irish distilling barley continues to grow according to Teagasc’s Dr. Richie Hackett, who addressed the recent Teagasc...

February 15, 2022

Native malting barley acreage set to grow

Native malting barley acreage set to grow

The growth in sales of Irish whiskey in the US alone will lead to a significant expansion in Ireland’s native...

February 11, 2022

Co. Laois farmer wins inaugural Guinness Sustainability Award

Co. Laois farmer wins inaugural Guinness Sustainability Award

Eugene Ryan from Portlaoise, Co. Laois has won the inaugural Guinness Sustainability Award at the Irish Malting Barley Excellence Awards....

December 13, 2021

Trials shows that winter malting barley can deliver for grain growers

Trials shows that winter malting barley can deliver for grain growers

The potential to grow winter malting barley varieties in Ireland was highlighted at a webinar, hosted by Teagasc earlier this...

September 22, 2021

Drinks industry ‘must show more flexibility and financial support’ for suppliers

Drinks industry ‘must show more flexibility and financial support’ for suppliers

The Irish drinks industry has been called on by the Irish Grain Growers Group (IGGG) to show more flexibility and...

February 24, 2021

Irish cereal use in the drinks sector

Irish cereal use in the drinks sector

An estimated 46,000ha of Irish tillage land is used to produce approximately 300,000t of grain for the drinks industry here...

November 2, 2020

Boortmalt malting barley price settled

Boortmalt malting barley price settled

The Boortmalt malting barley price for harvest 2020 has finished at €173.73/t. Growers who managed to meet malting barley standards...

September 17, 2020

IFA and Boortmalt meet, following last week’s ‘protest’ at Waterford Port

IFA and Boortmalt meet, following last week’s ‘protest’ at Waterford Port

Members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and Boortmalt held a meeting last night, Tuesday, August 11, following on from...

August 12, 2020

Boortmalt urges patience with green crops of barley

Boortmalt urges patience with green crops of barley

Boortmalt has urged growers to have patience this harvest as farmers decide what to do with crops of spring barley...

August 6, 2020

Boortmalt expects to take in more malting barley than previously indicated

Boortmalt expects to take in more malting barley than previously indicated

Suppliers of Boortmalt remain confused ahead of this season’s harvest. On April 21, growers were informed that the company would...

July 7, 2020

Calls for Diageo to extend support to growers

Calls for Diageo to extend support to growers

Following the announcement yesterday, Wednesday, June 24, from Diageo that it would be rolling out a recovery fund for pubs...

June 25, 2020

Diageo launches $100 million recovery fund for pubs and bars

Diageo launches $100 million recovery fund for pubs and bars

Diageo, most commonly known as the maker of Guinness, announced a $100 million recovery fund today, Wednesday, June 24, that...

June 24, 2020

24 million less pints pulled in April…less barley used

24 million less pints pulled in April…less barley used

Alcohol sales decreased by a total of 35.6% in April 2020 compared to the same month last year, according to...

June 11, 2020