Tag Archives: Malting barley

Native malting barley acreage set to grow

The growth in sales of Irish whiskey in the US alone will lead to a significant expansion in Ireland’s native malting barley acreage. A recent edition of the Tillage Edge podcast reviewed the question-and-answer sessions that were key dynamics within the recent Teagasc malting barley webinar. Eoin Lyons, Teagasc/Boortmalt joint programme malting barley advisor, was asked about the relevance of growing cover

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Everything You Need To Know About Barley

The prominence of gluten-free diets has risen over the years and traditional grains have gotten somewhat of a bad rap. As they fall from grace, ancient varieties have been lifted up in their place. Grains like quinoa, kamut, and freekeh have become popular by offering lofty health claims, easy prep, and trendy names that impress house guests. Among the rush

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Laois man scoops top prize from Guinness

Eugene Ryan from Ballycarroll, Portlaoise has been announced as the winner of the inaugural Guinness Sustainability Award at the 2021 Irish Malting Barley Awards. The annual awards, which have been run since 1954, acknowledge excellence in malting barley production as well as promoting sustainability in the supply chain. Organised by Boortmalt, one of the largest producers of malted barley in

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