Prices

2019 in figures: How did agri prices, production and margins fare?

2019 in figures: How did agri prices, production and margins fare?

The Central Statistics Office’s (CSO’s) final estimate of operating surplus in agriculture in 2019 shows an annual increase of €110.7...

July 31, 2020

Lime spreading: How much does it cost?

Lime spreading: How much does it cost?

The dry weather is providing ideal ground conditions for lime spreading, which is essential to correct soil pH. Soil pH...

January 21, 2019

Irish agricultural output rose at second-highest EU rate in 2017

Irish agricultural output rose at second-highest EU rate in 2017

Ireland’s agricultural output value for 2017 grew at the second-highest rate among EU member states, according to new figures from...

November 19, 2018

Agricultural trade index tightens further in 2018

Agricultural trade index tightens further in 2018

The balance between farm input and output prices will see an almost 6% decrease in 2018, according to preliminary figures...

November 7, 2018

Analysis: Has the cow cull been as severe as the rumour mill suggests?

Analysis: Has the cow cull been as severe as the rumour mill suggests?

Reduced grass growth rates and a shortage of feed on many farms – caused by this summer’s drought – forced...

August 17, 2018

Silage prices vary across the country

Silage prices vary across the country

Silage prices are varying across the country as vehicles – both large and small – transport silage, haylage, straw, alfalfa...

April 12, 2018

Beet selling for €40/t as demand grows

Beet selling for €40/t as demand grows

It has been a difficult season for beet growers, as wet weather conditions hampered harvesting in numerous locations throughout the...

March 20, 2018

Silage prices: €20-35 quoted for 4X4 round bales

Silage prices: €20-35 quoted for 4X4 round bales

Unfortunately, the recent snow has prolonged the housing period. It comes just when land was beginning to dry and grazing...

March 7, 2018

Straw prices ranging from €10/bale up to €35/bale

Straw prices ranging from €10/bale up to €35/bale

It appears that the demand for straw has decreased and prices have dropped back in most parts of the country....

March 2, 2018

Silage strikes €30/bale in many regions

Silage strikes €30/bale in many regions

€30/bale (4X4 bale) looks to be the standard price for silage in many parts of the country. However, as you...

February 1, 2018

Straw prices steady: €35-40/bale quoted in the west of Ireland

Straw prices steady: €35-40/bale quoted in the west of Ireland

Straw prices have remained steady over the past number of weeks. It has been just over a month since AgriLand‘s...

January 18, 2018

How more than 100 Scottish farmers pooled together for fairer prices

How more than 100 Scottish farmers pooled together for fairer prices

A group of farmers in Scotland, who banded together to negotiate the first post Milk Marketing Board milk price contract,...

January 7, 2018

Prices: What are you paying for rations?

Prices: What are you paying for rations?

Ration prices are variable across the country and it pays to shop around. This is especially applicable this year, as...

December 25, 2017

What are you paying for silage?

What are you paying for silage?

There is large variation in silage prices across the country. Quality is also variable and farmers need to choose carefully...

December 20, 2017

‘Where possible, we will return value to farmers’

‘Where possible, we will return value to farmers’

Where possible, the Kepak Group is committed to returning value to farmer suppliers, according to the group’s Meat Division CEO...

October 27, 2017

‘A butter bubble is potentially around the corner’

‘A butter bubble is potentially around the corner’

Driven by consumer demand, European butter prices have surged to reach almost €6,500/t in recent days. Figures from the European...

September 26, 2017

‘Farmer-owned co-ops must set sustainable prices for growers this harvest’

‘Farmer-owned co-ops must set sustainable prices for growers this harvest’

Farmer-owned co-ops must lead the way and set sustainable grain, oilseed and protein prices for growers this harvest, according to...

August 10, 2017

It’s time Irish farmers got full recognition for the quality food they produce

It’s time Irish farmers got full recognition for the quality food they produce

If nothing else, Brazil’s ‘rotten meat’ scandal should bring home to consumers in this part of the world just how...

March 26, 2017