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Malting barley growers to step up their campaign for better prices

Malting Barley Growers Association are to step up their campaign to highlight the current challenges facing their sector and indeed...

Grain growers renew calls for pint price drop as protest set to reach Guinness HQ

A protest by the Irish Grain Growers Group (IGGG) is set to take place tomorrow (Tuesday, November 14) at 12:00pm...

Boortmalt to extend Athy operations by 30,000t

Malting giant Boortmalt has opted to extend its malting capacity in Athy, Co. Kildare, by 30,000t to continue providing its...

Growers receiving €20/t less than they did in 1976

Farmers have warned they may opt out of growing malting barley, with prices now €20/t below the price they received...

‘After six generations we may have to walk away from malting barley’

We talked to three tillage farmers who joined the protest outside the Boortmalt HQ in Co Kildare to highlight the...

Malting barley: The sector is on a knife edge

The malsters’ treatment of their contracted barley growers is nothing short of scandalous. One would have thought that the difficult...

Grain Protest Heading for Guinness Storehouse

The Irish Grain Growers (IGG) group threatens to escalate protests in call for €200/t for malting barley. Malting barley must...

Guinness could soon be missing key ingredient as current recipe ‘no longer viable’ due to pricing

Farmers have warned Guinness may be made solely from imported malt in the future unless stronger prices are delivered to...

Grain growers frustrated at malting price that ‘doesn’t cut the mustard’

Almost 80 grain growers marched in front of the Boortmalt premises to show their frustration at the harvest malting barley...

Irish Grain Growers to protest over malting barley prices

The Irish Grain Growers group will stage a “demonstration of facts” outside Boortmalt in Athy, Co Kildare this Tuesday at...