Donegal farmers urged to shop around for farm inputs

Recent survey shows county in line with most for silage wrap prices

Donegal farmers urged to shop around for farm inputs

Shop around

Donegal farmers are being encouraged by the IFA to push for the keenest prices when buying farm inputs this spring.

A recent survey of the cost of silage wrap and found that the average cost per roll was €63.

Indeed, Donegal came in almost bang on the average, at €63.04.

But the prices varies quite a bit from county to county, with Longford the highest where farmers are paying €70 per roll, while their counterparts in Cork has the lowest price at €59.

IFA Environment and Rural Affairs Chairman Paul O’Brien said: “Commodity prices continue to come under pressure. Therefore, it’s important that all farmers ensure they get value when buying farm inputs.”

He added: “The results of this survey should be used by all farmers to negotiate competitive prices for their bale wrap this year. Keener pay-on-the-day terms should also be provided by suppliers”.

The price survey took place during the week beginning Mon, April 6th and all prices exclude VAT and the recycling levy.

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