Tirlán, formerly Glanbia Ireland, has announced the first grain prices under its new name. Some €310/t will be paid for feed barley, while €320/t will be paid for feed wheat. These prices include the €10/t trading bonus paid to members of the co-op who purchase inputs of €60/t.
Tirlán grain prices 2022 (including €10/t trading bonus):
Feed barley – €310/t
Glyphosate-free spring barley - €318/t
Malting barley - €385/t
Feed wheat – €320/t
Feed beans – €340/t
Oilseed rape – €595/t
HEAR oilseed rape – €645/t
Winter barley (contracted) – €320/t
Standard food grade oats – €335/t
Gluten-free oats - €350/t
Equine oats (contracted) – €320/t
Feed oats (uncontracted) - €295/t
Grain was delivered at record-low moisture contents this season. The moisture bonus paid by Tirlán has increased this year to €3/t to account for some of the rise in energy prices.
The Tirlán trading bonus will pay farmer members of the co-op a maximum of €10/t. Farmers spending €40-50/t will receive a trading bonus of €5/t. Those spending €50-60/t can receive a trading bonus of €7.50/t, while those spending €60/t will be paid €10/t. These prices are not including VAT.
These prices included the €10/t trading bonus and a standard transport allowance of €3/t for delivery to drying locations.
Looking back on the prices paid by Glanbia last year, members were paid €210/t for feed barley and €220/t for feed wheat.
300,000t of grain for harvest 2022
Commenting on the announcement of grain prices Seán Molloy, chief ingredients and agri officer at Tirlán, stated: "Tirlán has achieved the highest ever volumes of premium crops in harvest 2022, returning on average close to €40/t over feed grain prices. These premiums are critical to underpinning farm profitability. We are focused on growing our customer base and acreage for our premium crops, including gluten-free oats and HEAR Oilseed rape," he stated.
“The specialised grains portfolio will deliver over €3m in premium payments to growers this harvest," he added.
Tirlán chairperson John Murphy said that the 300,000t of grain from harvest 2022 are worth over €100m to growers.
“Our teams in our new Innovation Centre continue to work with our premium grains portfolio, with a keen focus on the plant-based food sector as part of our commitment to maximise returns to farm families,” he said.