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Northern Ireland
Feed prices steady but fertiliser in retreat
Kieran Mailey
Feed prices are holding steady in to June, but nitrogen continues to fall in value.
11 May 2022 News
Price gap between bulk and bagged feed widens
Increased feed costs combined with increased plastic and timber costs is widening the price gap between bulk and bagged feeds.
27 April 2022 Northern Ireland
NI ration prices up again for May
Feed merchants indicate that ration prices will rise again in May, as the cost of grains and proteins continues to increase.
Editorial: holding back €40m BEAM money risks suckler fodder shortage
Without any financial safety net, the risk of trebling investment in fertiliser is not an option for most suckler farmers.
6 April 2022 Editorial
Ration prices breach the €400/t mark
There is significant variation reported in the market, with a number of buyers handling large volumes and tied in to long-term deals, purchasing from the low to mid €350s.
6 April 2022 News
Feed price increases – warranted or not?
Retail feed prices that farmers are paying seem to be going up and up - is it justified and will it continue?
30 March 2022 News
Farmers cashing in as costs bite
Cattle numbers are up in both the factories and the marts as farmers offload surplus stock.
23 March 2022 News
Five cattle groups to sell if reducing stocking rates this spring
For farmers looking to reduce stocking levels as a means of lowering input requirements this spring, outlined are five cattle groups to consider selling first.
19 March 2022 Management
How to mitigate increased input prices on suckler farms
Increased input costs are going to eat into profit margins this year. Declan Marren looks at some ways to minimise their negative effect.
9 March 2022 Management
February feed price rise on the cards
Feed mills in Northern Ireland indicate that a price increase will be applied for February
26 January 2022 Northern Ireland
Feed prices rise €10/t for December
Feed merchants have increased ration costs for a second time this winter with many putting up prices by €10/t from 1 December.
1 December 2021 News
Shortage of soya and citrus pulp as drought hits crops
As animals are housed the major concentrate feeding season is kicking off and will continue from now into April.
3 November 2021 News