We are getting a lot of feedback from farmers concerned about the exponential rise in fertiliser prices and availability. Ian Buchanan of Aspatria Farmers has put together the following comments for us about the fertiliser market:
The fertiliser market continues to see prices at record highs. Before the Russian invasion of Ukraine there was hope, although no expectation, that prices would fall to some extent in time for the after-cut market. The invasion has put paid to all hope of that. With the fluctuating gas price causing extreme market volatility, pricelists are being issued daily with a cut off time for orders of 3.00pm at the latest each day and only certain grades of fertiliser are available. If you have no fertiliser on farm and do not have an order placed, you need to act immediately and place an order.