grain

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

It has been estimated that up to 25 million tonnes of maize remains in Ukrainian feed stores. This is crop...

May 17, 2022

Grain trade association: Meal rationing not on the cards yet

Grain trade association: Meal rationing not on the cards yet

Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) chief executive, Gill Gallagher, has confirmed that meal rationing for livestock production purposes is...

May 13, 2022

Conflict in Ukraine continues to dominate world grain markets

Conflict in Ukraine continues to dominate world grain markets

According to the Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA), the conflict in Ukraine continues to dominate world markets. In turn,...

April 4, 2022

Ukraine government bans exports of grains

Ukraine government bans exports of grains

Ukraine has decided to ban the export of several types of grain and other foodstuffs as the Russian invasion intensifies....

March 9, 2022

Latest cereal supply and demand report shows small surplus before exports

Latest cereal supply and demand report shows small surplus before exports

The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) has published its latest Cereal Supply and Demand Estimates report. The estimates are based...

February 24, 2021

Brexit is impacting on grain imports into Northern Ireland

Brexit is impacting on grain imports into Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) is claiming that the new Brexit trade deal (Trade and Co-operation Agreement) will...

January 28, 2021

Bumper UK barley crop will not make up for reduction in wheat production

Bumper UK barley crop will not make up for reduction in wheat production

This year saw a UK barley crop of over 8.4 million tonnes produced, but the bumper crop will not make...

October 27, 2020

Weather putting uncertainty in grain markets

Weather putting uncertainty in grain markets

The only certainty that market specialists manager Vikki Campbell could give viewers of the Grain Market Outlook conference held by...

October 25, 2020

Politics and economics affecting grain prices

Politics and economics affecting grain prices

At last week’s Grain Market Outlook Conference, held by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) in the UK, grain...

October 20, 2020

Corn price hits high as condition decreases

Corn price hits high as condition decreases

US corn price has increased this week – moving from 324.50c/bu last Thursday (August 20) to 331.75c/bu last night (August...

August 25, 2020

Wheat plantings at a low in US as WASDE estimates increased use

Wheat plantings at a low in US as WASDE estimates increased use

The first World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report of the year was published by the United States Department...

January 18, 2020

Largest shipment of UK grain this year sets sail

Largest shipment of UK grain this year sets sail

This month will see the largest shipment of UK grain exported this season from Bristol Port. 64,000t of barley is...

November 27, 2019

Pig herd to be more efficient after ASF, but consumption down

Pig herd to be more efficient after ASF, but consumption down

African swine fever (ASF) was first declared in north east China in August 2018. At present, there is no treatment...

October 27, 2019

Bushels and tonnes…do you know how to convert?

Bushels and tonnes…do you know how to convert?

As farmers keep an eye on grain markets, the term ‘bushels’ comes up very regularly. The phrase we associate with...

August 26, 2019

Copa and Cogeca revise EU grain forecasts downwards

Copa and Cogeca revise EU grain forecasts downwards

Copa and Cogeca has released new estimates for this year’s EU grain harvest, forecasting a 6% drop in EU cereal...

July 4, 2018

Video: Harvest 16 in full swing on a Co. Meath farm

Video: Harvest 16 in full swing on a Co. Meath farm

Harvest 2016 is well underway across the country, with combines taking to the fields to cut this year’s tillage crops....

July 26, 2016

Winter crops strongly advanced in most of Europe due to the mild winter

Winter crops strongly advanced in most of Europe due to the mild winter

Winter crops are generally in good shape and well developed in the EU due to the mild winter conditions, according...

March 22, 2016

Grain markets nervous after Egypt rejects another wheat cargo

Grain markets nervous after Egypt rejects another wheat cargo

Egyptian quarantine authorities last week rejected another cargo of wheat for containing traces of ergot, it emerged this week. According...

February 21, 2016