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Potato prices in Ireland: Drop in some varieties

Potato prices have fallen back in the past week according to the Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) Potato Market Report for February 6.

The average price being paid for a 10kg bag of Roosters and a 10kg bag of Kerr’s Pinks has fallen by 30c and 25c respectively in the past two weeks.

The average price for boxes of Roosters and Whites remained the same as two weeks ago at €350.

While the area may be small there are still growers with potatoes in the ground. Frost and impending rain at the weekend will further delay the lifting of crops.

However, trade is reported to be steady and the IFA reported that “good quality stock continues to command a premium price”.

It’s worth noting that while prices have fallen back, the top prices which were being achieved in January are still being obtained by some growers.

Full report by AgriLand here

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