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Fertiliser impasse on prices continues

THE major national suppliers of fertilisers have been asked to come clean and sell their product at current market values – and not at inflated prices based on last year’s costings.

Galway IFA Chairman, Stephen Canavan, told the Farming Tribune that was going on as regards fertiliser prices and supply in the Republic of Ireland ‘was intolerable’ and couldn’t be allowed to continue.

He said that last year, the big national suppliers had ‘made a killing’ on fertiliser prices having cheap stock in hand and then selling it at grossly inflated prices due to the energy crisis caused by the Russian war in Ukraine.

“Fertiliser prices have fallen all over the world – and by quite large margins. All you have to do is to look at the current prices of fertiliser in Northern Ireland – it’s a disgrace what’s happening down here,” said Stephen Canavan.

He added that farmers were coming together to transport lorry loads of fertiliser from Northern Ireland with up to a €200 difference in the price of fertiliser on a north-south basis.

“There is no doubt about it, but that farmers are being held to ransom by the major supplier down here. They just think that they can charge what they like for fertiliser, but that day is gone,” said Stephen Canavan.

He added that farmers were now coming together to organise the importation of lorry loads of fertiliser from Northern Ireland, which even allowing for transport costs, still amounted to major savings.

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