Fertilisers €10/tonne higher in the south
Fertiliser prices continue to fall this week as the season moves into its final phase.
Silage cutting is progressing well with both yields and quality reported as excellent by Teagasc advisors and farmers.
IFA inputs project team chairman John Coughlan said: "Many farmers have a carryover of silage from the winter so the demand for fertiliser for second cuts is expected to be back on last season."
Best quotes for top lift CAN are in the northern part of the country at €220/t delivered with volume buyers and purchasing groups receiving further discounts, according to figures gathered by the IFA.
However, prices in the southern part are a minimum of €10/t over northern quotes with top lift CAN trading around the €230/t price mark.
Keenest quotes for pasture sward/27-2.5-5 are once again in the northern territory at €320/t in top lift bags delivered with cut sward/24-2.5-10 trading €10/t over pasture sward.
Further discounts are available to buyer groups and for volume orders. Southern quotes once again are €10/t higher.
Mr Coughlan said it is clearly evident that the co-op structure in terms of fertiliser is not benefiting farmers.
He advised farmers to shop around and coordinate full or near full loads among a few neighbours as this can cut down considerably on haulage costs.
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