Malting Barley

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

Where is the harvest malting price sitting at present?

Where is the harvest malting price sitting at present?

The malting barley price to be paid to Boortmalt suppliers at harvest currently stands at €171.61/t. The harvest price is...

June 10, 2020

Looking at the demand for malting barley in the UK

Looking at the demand for malting barley in the UK

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in the UK looked at the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on malting...

May 23, 2020

Dairygold commits to malting contracts

Dairygold commits to malting contracts

Dairygold confirmed to AgriLand today, Thursday, May 14, that it is committed to purchasing all of the contracted tonnage of...

May 14, 2020

IFA calls for maximum intake of malting barley

IFA calls for maximum intake of malting barley

Mark Browne, the chairperson of the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) grain committee, welcomed yesterday’s, May 13, announcement by Glanbia Ireland...

May 14, 2020

Glanbia committed to purchasing malting barley for 2020 harvest

Glanbia committed to purchasing malting barley for 2020 harvest

Glanbia Ireland has stated that it is committed to purchasing all contracted tonnes of malting barley from its growers that...

May 13, 2020

Tillage Focus: Building a sustainable business in Co. Waterford

Tillage Focus: Building a sustainable business in Co. Waterford

Padraig Connery hails from Clashmore in Co. Waterford and farms between here and Villierstown. He has been farming full-time for...

May 3, 2020

Drinks Ireland forgot about farmers in the 7-point plan

Drinks Ireland forgot about farmers in the 7-point plan

It was interesting to note that a press release from Drinks Ireland this week on the impact of the Covid-19...

April 30, 2020

Tillage farmers and drinks industry urged to resist Boortmalt intake action

Tillage farmers and drinks industry urged to resist Boortmalt intake action

Opposition to Boortmalt’s decision to reduce its tonnage intake of malting barley this harvest is gaining momentum on the ground....

April 28, 2020

Boortmalt to reduce harvest intake as malt demand decreases

Boortmalt to reduce harvest intake as malt demand decreases

Boortmalt informed growers today, April 21, that it will reduce the tonnage of malting barley which it takes in this...

April 21, 2020