Dairygold has finalised its 2018 cereal prices following a harvest which has been completed two weeks earlier than normal, offering the highest paid by Dairygold since 2012.
The 2018 prices are over 40% higher than the prior year, fully reflecting current market dynamics, that will see the co-op pay €205 per tonne for barley and wheat, and €200 per tonne for oats.
It will also offer €235 per tonne for contract malting barley, €240 per tonne for beans and €260 per tonne of oilseed rape.
Dairygold said that a highlight of this year’s harvest was the quality of the grain it received, which was “excellent across all quality parameters”.
The group pushes to maximise the use of native Irish cereals across its range of feedstuffs, demonstrating its support for cereal growers by paying leading prices.
The co-op has actively promoted the growth of beans in recent years and in 2018 it heavily promoted catch cropping as a potential additional source of income for tillage farmers.
The group yesterday announced that it, together with 7 other Irish companies, have joined forces with the Irish Cancer Society as official ‘Pink Partners’ for 2018.
Pink Partners are companies who have pledged to donate proceeds from their products and services in support of breast cancer patients and their families.
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