Author: Osburn Staff Writer

Major boost for cross border dairy processors as UK announces Chinese deal

Major boost for cross border dairy processors as UK announces Chinese deal

China has approved imports of UK-made dairy products such as cream and yoghurt made using milk sourced from other countries, Liam Fox has announced. The UK‘s International Trade Secretary said the deal is worth almost €280m (£240m) over five years for the UK dairy industry and could provide a huge boost to the Northern Ireland dairy industry. Announcing the deal, […]

Forward selling on 2019 harvest looks like a solid option

Forward selling on 2019 harvest looks like a solid option

This week will see harvesting completed in most areas. In fact, many winter cereal growers actually finished their harvest in early August. At this stage it is likely that the only crops, other than maize and fodder beet, remaining are the very late sown spring barley crops and beans. It is very unlikely that this season – a very late […]

Asian shares fall on Trump woes as US-China tariffs kick in

Asian shares fall on Trump woes as US-China tariffs kick in

Asian shares slipped on Thursday amid speculation US President Donald Trump‘s political position could be threatened by the legal woes of two former advisers and as fresh US-China tariffs took effect. MSCI‘s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.3pc. Hong Kong‘s Hang Seng index stumbled 0.6pc while Chinese shares see-sawed between positive and negative territory. The blue-chip index […]

Mart price roundup: The latest prices from marts around the country

Mart price roundup: The latest prices from marts around the country

Gortatlea Manager Maurice Brosnan said a lot of cattle were being moved earlier this year, with numbers at his most recent sale up 30pc on this time last year. Good cattle were “a savage trade” with €2.40/kg being about the average for the better 550kg bullock as feedlot buyers from both north and south slugged it out. However, lighter dairy […]