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Pig Industry News: Ireland

04 July 2018
Pig Industry News from Ireland Will Ireland’s meat sector survive a hard Brexit?
With continued uncertainty over Brexit, worries over hard borders and trade tariffs are becoming more apparent. Eoin Mccarthy speaks to livestock producers in Ireland about their concerns for the future...
27 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Ireland Jim Long Pork Commentary: Ireland
This past week, had the opportunity to visit with Glennmarshal Sires of Northern Ireland. ...
19 February 2018
Pig Industry News from Ireland Increase in pig price fully justified
Chairman of IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, has said the pig price must rise over the coming days and weeks, and that this rise is fully justified....
10 January 2018
Pig Industry News from Ireland Superior litter performance through feed management strategy
Recent research at the Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute (AFBI) has shown that sows can wean litter weights of over 115kg at 28 days of age and that pigs with low birth weights can have feed efficiency...
04 January 2018
Pig Industry News from Ireland World’s first bacon without nitrites
A meat processor in Northern Ireland has developed what is claimed to be the world’s first bacon that is free from nitrites and that ‘cuts the cancer risk of bacon'....
21 December 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland H2Ozone’s AgriSafe helps improve farm profitability and reduces mortality
Test results of H2Ozone’s AgriSafe water purifying technology have shown a 10% improvement in profit margin and reduced mortality rates for poultry growers and are showing positive results in piggeries....
26 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Says Multi-faceted Fact-based Approach Needed to Address AMR
IRELAND - Commenting at the launch of Ireland’s National Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance yesterday, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart said antimicrobial resistance will only be addressed...
20 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Urges Farmers Installing Generators to Deal with Power Cuts
IRELAND - IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has urged farmers who have had their power supply cut off due to storm damage to put safety first if seeking to install a temporary generator on their farm....
09 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Calls for Processors to Stop Cutting Pig Price
IRELAND - IFA National Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan has called on all pig processors to stop cutting the pig price for farmers....
05 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Protests Over Meat Sellout
IRELAND - The IFA protested yesterday morning outside the EU Commission offices in Mount Street in Dublin. ...
03 October 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Price Cut Totally Unwarranted, Says IFA
IRELAND - Disappointing news for all pig farmers last Friday with the announcement by pig processors of a 4c/kg reduction to be imposed on this week’s pig price. This leaves the average pig price in...
18 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Price Settles, IFA Reports
IRELAND - Quotes from main export pig processing plants have settled this week in the range of €1.65/kg- €1.70c/kg....
16 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland UK Customs Proposals Very Negative for Irish Agriculture, Says IFA
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy has said the UK’s insistence on leaving the customs union and pursuing an independent trade policy will amount to a hard Brexit and is potentially very negative for...
11 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Processors Undermining Pigmeat Sector with Unjustified Price Cuts, Says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan has called on pig processors to stop undermining the Irish pigmeat sector with unjustified price cuts. ...
07 August 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Accuses Pig Processors of Undermining Pigmeat Market
IRELAND - IFA National Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan has accused the pig processing factories of undermining the pigmeat market with unnecessary price cuts and he urged all pig farmers to strongly resist price...
27 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Reports Pig Prices Up 4c/Kg in July
IRELAND - It was another positive week for pig farmers, with demand from all processors forcing the trade to continue its slow upward trend....
24 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Calls for Total Contribution Pension System to be Introduced in 2018 Budget
IRELAND - IFA Farm Family and Social Affairs Chairperson Maura Canning has called for the current averaging system to be moved to a total contributions system for the purposes of calculating a person’s...
19 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Plants Struggling to Get Supplies in Some Parts
IRELAND - The main processors remain on the same official quotes as the previous week, with the southern plants leading the way on €1.74c/kg....
18 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Recognition of Experience, Competency of Farmers Fundamental to Animal Health Strategy
IRELAND - IFA National Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart has welcomed the launch of the National Farmed Animal Health Strategy (NFAHS) 2017-2022 and the Animal Health Surveillance Strategy for Ireland...
14 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Price Increase Spurred by Southern Plants
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan said there was no official change in pig prices from the main export plants for this week, but the 4c/kg increase given by the two main southern plants...
06 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Positive Pig Price News from Southern Plants, Reports IFA
IRELAND - IFA Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan has welcomed the positive news which emerged from the southern processors Dawn and Stauntons of a 4c/kg increase for this current week....
04 July 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Price Remains Stable But Higher Paid in Places
IRELAND - The Irish pig price remains stable at €1.70c/kg last week but spot loads have been paid in excess of this price and there are many suppliers that have done deals to supply pigs to their processor...
21 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Processors Fail to Follow European Market
IRELAND - There has been no change in official quotes for pigs this week, which remain at €1.70c/kg....
09 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland European Pig Price Returns Need to be Reflected in Irish Prices, Says IFA
IRELAND - Official pig price quotes remain static around the €1.70c/kg mark, reports IFA Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan....
01 June 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Price Increase Long Overdue as EU Prices Power Ahead
IRELAND - There was no official movement of pig prices from the main export plants again this week, in spite of the ever-increasing gap between the EU average price and the Irish pig price....
25 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Expectation of Pig Price Increase Heating Up
IRELAND - Official pig price quotes remain around the €1.70c/kg mark, but the level of expectation among pig producers for a price rise is heating up....
18 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Aid, Teagasc in Partnership on Ireland’s Contribution to Global Agriculture Development
IRELAND - Minister of State for the Diaspora and International Development, Mr Joe McHugh TD, and TEAGASC Director Professor Gerry Boyle, signed an agreement to renew the partnership between Irish Aid...
11 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland All Pig Farmers Should Demand Price Increase, Says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, said the Irish pig price remained relatively stable once again this week. ...
03 May 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Demand for Pigs Set to Intensify Over Coming Weeks
IRELAND - The Irish pig price has remained stable for another week, according to Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan....
28 April 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Meets Department on Regional Vet Labs
IRELAND - Meeting with senior Department of Agriculture officials this week, IFA President Joe Healy said the current Regional Veterinary Laboratory structure is recognised internationally as the optimum...
 
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