The newly appointed Chairman of Leitrim IFA says he believes the price of fertiliser will have to come down here, unless the companies want farmers to go north for it.
Liam Gilligan was commenting in the wake of a campaign by IFA this week which saw the farming organisation sourcing fertiliser in the north for farmers in Galway.
The Leitrim suckler and dairy farmer says while the weather has been too poor for any fertiliser to be spread as yet, there is no doubt that farmers will be looking for the best value when they come to spread it in the coming weeks.
Speaking on the Let's Talk show this afternoon Liam says prices for both fertiliser and feed need to be reduced here in order to make it sustainable for farmers to continue…
'The fertiliser hasn't been able to be getting out but hopefully when the weather changes that is when the farmer is going to be moving so he is going to source it wherever he can buy it as he can. I suppose maybe there is some wee bit of light coming at the end of the tunnel when fertiliser can be sourced and bought north and it is dropping prices there so it is going to have to come to the same here as well.'