IFA’s Inputs Project Team Chairman James McCarthy has reported a 20% fall in the cost of Agricultural Diesel in the most recent fuel price survey carried out by the Association. The current national average price is 51.16 cent per litre.
Farmers in Roscommon pay 52c per litre for Agricultural Diesel; slightly above the National Average of 51.16c, for Standard (Car) Diesel they pay 101.3c per litre, which is slightly below the National Average of 102.76c and pay 49.33c per litre for Kerosene (Home Heating Oil) which is above the National Average of 47.06c per litre.
Leitrim Farmers pay the highest average Agricultural Diesel prices in the country at 68.1c per litre while the highest priced Standard (Car) Diesel can be found in Dublin at 109.9c per litre, with Kildare Diesel at 106.9c with Leitrim and Kerry tied at 105.9c. Leitrim also has the highest average Kerosene (Home Heating Oil) price at 59.9c per litre.
James McCarthy continues his call for farmers to challenge suppliers to reduce fuel prices in line with declining oil prices internationally.
The quarterly fuel price survey is also reporting a 12% fall in Car Diesel price, with farmers now paying an average price of 102.76 cent per litre, and a decline in the price of Kerosene this quarter by 20% to 47.06 cent per litre.
Full details of the fuel price survey and more IFA input surveys are available on the IFA’s app, iFarm and at www.ifarm.ie.