The scheme sees the catch crop seed demand to soar

  • The scheme sees the catch crop seed demand to soar
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    Seeds for crops covered by stimulating the production of feed, selling “like hot rolls”, merchants and wholesalers report.
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Seeds for crops covered by stimulating the production of feed, selling “like hot rolls”, merchants and wholesalers report.

The demand for catch crop seed, seeds for short grasses like Westerwolds and Italian ryegrass, have intensified in recent weeks as farmers push to get the crops as quickly as possible so as to maximize profitability.

“The clock is ticking,” Donal Fitzgerald, Goldcrop commented. He ssaid for the sale of seeds for harvest, running four times ahead of normal years.

He said the strongest demand was mainly for fodder rape, mixed with the leaves of the turnip.


Donal Fitzgerald, Goldcrop

Goldcrop was sold from seed Westerwolds in the beginning of last week, while demand is going up exponentially this year, Mr. Fitzgerald said.

Most of the seeds seem to be planted for grain growers, with most of it sown of good will towards the neighboring livestock producers, Mr Fitzgerald explained.

Jim Gibbons of Embryonic seeds in Tipperary described a trade on the Westerwolds and Italian ryegrass, as “very lively”.

The company has sold out of seed last week, but was expecting to receive further stock yesterday.

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Quinns of Baltinglass sold 10 times more than Westerwolds and Italian ryegrass seed than usual, according to David Shortall.

Seed crops, such as cabbage and canola-to 60-70pc, he said.

In accordance with the conditions promoting production of feed occurs, the Payment of $ 155/ha to grow short term herbs, such as Westerwolds and Italian ryegrass, with a payment of EUR 100/ha for crops such as cabbage.

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