Protein in an integral part of an animals diet, currently Ireland is importing a substantial portion of this protein. Why ? when we can grow beans as a protein crop successfully in this country. The EU recognizes this and are offering a protein payment for this crop.  

Barrett Agri offers Bean contracts. This can be of benefit to farmers who have to implement the 2 / 3 crop rule as part of their crop rotation.

➡️ Beans offer great potential to fill the void as a break crop which has been there since the unfortunate departure of Sugar Beet. 

➡️ Beans offer a higher gross margin than spring barley see Teagasc cost and returns 2015.

➡️ Beans are a nitrogen fixing legume crop which don’t require any artificial nitrogen, given the current cost of fertiliser, this offers a substantial saving. 

➡️ Beans offer a lovely entry for a following cereal crop. They leave leaving residual nitrogen in the ground which can taken up by the cereal crop.

Barrett Agri supply seed, chemical and fertiliser and full crop walking / agronomy package.  


Beans breaking through ground
Recommended list of beans for 2020


Good yielding variety with good protein content.


It has the highest yield on the Recommended List and also the joint highest protein content.


This variety has been upgraded to a fully recommended variety in 2020 following a provisional recommendation in 2019. It is the highest yielding variety on the Recommended List with good proteincontent. 


For more agronomy information regarding seed variety, rate, herbicide and nutrients please contact our Team of experts as these change on an annual basis.

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