CONNACHT IFA Chairman, Pat Murphy,.

Farmers head North for cheaper urea

Consignments of fertiliser delivered in county

CONSIGNMENTS of fertiliser have made their way to Galway from Northern Ireland in the past week, as prices continue to be more enticing in the North.

A delivery was organised for Thursday by Pat Murphy, Connacht IFA Chairman, with the remainder of that load due to arrive to Lavagh in South Galway yesterday (Tuesday).

“We got it for in and around €685/tonne for urea. It has come back again since. I got a text from a man in Donegal yesterday, saying he had a load for approximately €609/tonne,” offered Pat Murphy.

“There has been a good few more (deliveries) in the county since. A few lads were onto me looking to organise deliveries for themselves and their neighbours.”

While consignments of fertiliser are brought to parts of the county, demand for urea and Nitrogen is not believed to be high for most of North Galway at the moment…

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