Static retail market in Ireland, strong processing activity in Europe – Potato News Today


Retail markets in Ireland remain static as school holidays are in full swing; demand for the processing sector is dynamic, according to this week’s report market report by the Irish Farmers Association (IFA).

IFA says more queens are hitting the market this week as lifts are approx. 10 days ahead of last year. Yields are reported to be above average and taste quality is very good. Roadside sales are slow to take off this year. The majority of home guard and first guard are now cleared.

According to IFA’s preliminary early planting figures, the early planting area is slightly lower than the 2021 area. queens.

In the UK, demand for older main crops is almost exclusively for whites and good progress is again reported for quality samples. Old crop trade m. piper is slowing rapidly but in the East there is renewed interest from buyers who are not convinced that the new crop is still suitable.

Across Europe, processing activity continues to be very strong, but buyers are now much more relaxed.

Source: IF A. Original report with price indications here
Photo: National Potato Day: Theresa Donohoe from Ecole Nationale d’Arles, County Laois, celebrates the potato with Deirdre O’Shea from Agri Aware. Photo creditPatrick Browne via Irish weather


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