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Markets

Markets continue to be nervous with regard to both ongoing weather issues and political developments.
By Andy Doyle on 19 April 2018
The main driver is continued weak sterling against the euro, although Brexit is on the horizon.
By David Wright on 19 April 2018
Ornua's purchase price (PPI) index fell by nearly 5% last month, before European markets picked up in April.
By Thomas Hubert on 18 April 2018
Grain markets are mostly in the green this week as geopolitical trade risks and USDA reports drive future prices northwards.
By Stephen Robb on 03 April 2018
Despite the uncertainties created by Brexit, Hilton continues to perform strongly, recording double-digit sales growth last year.
By Lorcan Allen on 30 March 2018
Organic sector strategy group up and running
The group is charged with developing a strategy for the development of the organic sector for the period up to 2025.
By Michael Keaveny on 28 March 2018
LMC chief executive Ian Stevenson was part of a UK delegation that visited New Zealand earlier this month.
By Contributor on 29 March 2018
The chief executive of Glanbia Ireland has said markets could turn positive in the fourth quarter of this year.
By Odile Evans on 21 March 2018
IFA lobbies on CAP, timber prices on the up, dairy intervention and your chance to win in the IFA calendar competition.
By Contributor on 22 March 2018
The big story on stock markets this week was the dramatic decline in the value of Greencore shares.
By Lorcan Allen on 16 March 2018
A week of mixed market movement saw losses across the board as a result of Argentinian rains and the latest USDA WASDE estimations.
By Stephen Robb on 13 March 2018
The UK policy of making its own trade deals was reaffirmed by the Prime Minister's speech and it doesn't bode well for farmers.
By Phelim O'Neill on 03 March 2018
UK PM acknowledges that by leaving the single market there will be less access to each others' markets.
By Phelim O'Neill on 02 March 2018
Butter continues to trade strongly as dairy buyers fear another shortage of supply similar to last year.
By Lorcan Allen on 01 March 2018
Odile Evans talks to two farmers who were at the future of hill farming conference last week, to see what their views are.
By Odile Evans on 01 March 2018
Agricultural Champion for the Scottish Government and former buying director for Aldi in Scotland, Marion McCormick takes a look at the error of KFC's ways and the future of Scotch beef.
By Contributor on 01 March 2018
EU Commission sells 4,337t of SMP from intervention
A total of 4,337t of skim milk powder was sold off by the European Commission in the February tender of intervention stock.
By Peter McCann on 22 February 2018
The AHDB predict UK prime beef kill figures to exceed two million head this year, an increase of 2.3%, while prime sheep numbers will increase by 4% to 13.7 million head.
By Declan Marren on 22 February 2018
Carbery milk price unchanged for January
The west Cork group of co-ops has decided to hold its milk price for January at 34.78c/l excluding VAT.
By Peter McCann on 20 February 2018
Markets were once again mixed last week, with both Paris wheat and rape seeing marginal declines while US wheat, maize and particularly soya beans futures recorded reasonable increases.
By Stephen Robb on 20 February 2018
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