By FWi staff

THE rate of barley offers to intervention appears to be slowing, according to Intervention Board officials today.

Only 52,000 tonnes of barley were submitted last week. Previous weeks have seen offers total 80-100,000 tonnes.

Cumulative barley submissions to intervention reached 1,228,359 tonnes at the close of business yesterday. Total offers this season are likely to reach 1.3 million tonnes, the Home-Grown Cereals Authority announced yesterday.