Glanbia is considering the rollout of a fertiliser contract scheme where farmers will be invited to sign up to purchase a percentage of the total fertiliser weight they purchased last spring at a set price for next spring, the Irish Farmers Journal understands.

Details of the proposed scheme are understood to have been discussed by branch managers in recent weeks, with targets to have “customers signed up” outlined by “head office” on Monday, according to a Glanbia source.