National Fertiliser Database Update


In late July, the Veterinary Medicinal Products, Medicated Feed, and Fertilisers Regulation Act 2023 was signed into law, mandating registration for all merchants, co-ops, and farmers. Without registration, the sale or purchase of fertiliser, including lime, is prohibited.

The national fertiliser database (NFD) introduces two classifications: ‘Fertiliser Economic Operators’ (covering manufacturers, blenders, merchants, and importers) and ‘Professional Fertiliser End Users’ (which includes farmers, landscape gardeners, and sports clubs).

In effect since September 1st, any farmer or other professional fertiliser end user intending to buy fertiliser or lime must register as a ‘professional fertiliser end user’ with the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine via Agfood. Alongside the database registration, professional end users are obligated to declare closing stocks.


Implementation Timeline Update

While many of the implementation deadlines have already transpired, attention is now directed to the upcoming December 15th deadline.

On this date: Fertiliser Economic Operators are required to submit sales data for September, October, and November 2023 to the National Fertiliser Database.

Additionally, Fertiliser Economic Operators must ensure the submission of December 2023 sales data. Monthly sales data from December 1, 2023, needs to be submitted by the 15th of the subsequent month.


Herbst’s API

With the implementation of this legislation, the task of gathering and accurately reporting sales transactions has posed a significant challenge for merchants and fertiliser economic operators. 

At Herbst, we’ve unveiled our latest innovation to facilitate the seamless submission of sales transactions to the government’s National Fertiliser Database.

Introducing our new API, designed to simplify the process and alleviate the associated challenges. This solution not only eases the burden but also ensures that your data submission aligns with the latest legislative requirements.

Our API solution is crafted to enhance the efficiency of your compliance efforts, making the entire process more streamlined and user-friendly. Whether you operate from a single branch or multiple locations, our solution is tailored to meet your specific needs, making your life easier in the face of regulatory demands.


Herbst’s Agri Solutions

From the initial stages of planting through to harvesting, warehousing, and sales, our fully integrated business management solution empowers you to oversee and manage your entire supply chain with unprecedented efficiency in real-time.

Specialising in the Irish Agri business and its sub-industries, our comprehensive system not only delivers accurate reporting, accounting, and detailed analytics but also ensures complete traceability. It features an integrated weighbridge, point of sale, mobile handhelds, and more.

Our customisable solutions are designed to enhance the efficiency of your daily operations, providing your staff with a tool that maximises performance and delivers immediate results. The ability to customise allows you to tailor the system to your specific needs, creating efficiencies that resonate throughout your business.

Enabling real-time information access allows for instant updates to the back-office, providing valuable data on deliveries, customer information, and correspondence. Reporting essential information to the national fertiliser database for the government becomes an easy and hassle-free task, accessible right at your fingertips through our dedicated API.



Contact us

To find out more about the NFD – click HERE for updates on the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine website.

If you would like more information on our new API for fertiliser transactions or to learn how to digiste your Agri business, contact our expert Leanna today!


(01) 450 9329

Ballymount House


D24 XNE2




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