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Potato Market Update 25th August

Ireland: Liftings of some early main crop Rooster continue this week

Due to the return of warmer weather, Irish markets have been quieter for the past few days. However, this should improve as schools begin to return this week.

Liftings of some early main crop Rooster continue this week. So far, average yields have been reported. Reports indicate that there will be a ‘lull’ between the earliest maincrop Rooster and the rest of the crop due to growing conditions earlier in the year.

Again, almost all old season Rooster crop has been moved and very few growers have any stock remaining. Demand for Queens remains strong with more growers finishing this week. The peeling trade continues to prosper to coincide with the end of the holiday period. 

In the UK, most mainline packers are now moving onto new crop whites although some are still taking in old crop for cheaper lines. Secondary packers will mostly stay on old crop for another week.

Across Europe, yields are said to be catching up slowly but temperatures in Northern Europe have been close to or below average again this week. Market traders confirm that volumes are now back to pre-pandemic levels and more new crop is being seen on the markets this week.

Source: ifa.ie


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