Boortmalt has issued a fixed price offer of €200/t for up to 20% of growers' 2021 crop malting barley tonnage.

Growers have until close of business until 13 January to lock in 5%, 10%, 15% or 20% of their contacts at the offered price.

To take up this offer, growers must text or e-mail their Boortmalt agronomist directly.

The forward price is for green malting barley (20% moisture) and is the second fixed price plan offered to growers this season.

The offer comes less than a week after it was confirmed that Boortmalt intend to outsource contacts with growers in Wexford and Carlow to a local merchant.