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Dairygold Announces Minimum Contract Prices for Beans at its Tillage Conference in the Corrin Event Centre
This week Dairygold Co-op has put forward a minimum green contract price for Beans at €175 per tonne for 2018 Harvest.
Speaking at the conference Irish Farmers Journal Tillage Editor Andy Doyle said this minimum price guarantee is a welcome step towards enhancing growers’ incomes. He also noted that Beans had multiple benefits in the wider farm crops rotation.
Speaker Tim Donovan Technical Manager at Seedtech emphasised the advantages of Beans which include;
A Dairygold spokesperson, at its Tillage Conference in the Corrin Event Centre Fermoy, commented that Dairygold is fully committed to maximizing the use of native Irish cereals including Beans across its range of feedstuffs. The provision of knowledge sharing initiatives in conjunction with Teagasc along with the best advice and value inputs are also hallmarks of the co-operative actions on the ground.
The continued growth of Beans from 3,000 ha to 11,000 ha in recent years, according to Teagasc, has the potential to displace 1.2 million tonnes of imported protein feed. This should improve overall arable farm income and create a more sustainable arable landscape.