Boortmalt has confirmed that it intends on honouring 2019 malting barley contracts. In a statement, the company confirmed that it intends to purchase malting barley for 2019 as per contracted requirements.

On Tuesday July 30, a building partially collapsed at Boortmalt’s site in Athy which reduced malting capacity by an estimated 70,000t. This has fuelled speculation of a cut to growers' contracted tonnages.