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20 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Solid Demand Results in Pig Price Rise
IRELAND - The Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, has said that the solid demand from processors has resulted in a 2c/kg increase in prices being paid for pigs this week....
18 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Processors Demand for Pigs Remains Strong
IRELAND - Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has called on all processors to increase the price of pigs across the board. Demand into the new year has remained strong from...
17 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Prices Beat Brexit to Top of Problem List for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - Farmers have identified product price as the key issue that will impact on their farm enterprise in 2017, according to the IFA barometer of farmer sentiment which is part of the Farm Income Review....
09 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Early Uplift in Pig Prices Expected
IRELAND - As we enter 2017, farmers are expecting an uplift in prices early in the year and stable pig prices for 2017 to give pig farmers a chance to recoup the loses of the past 18 months, Chairman of...
21 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Prices Remain Stable
IRELAND - Irish pig prices have remained relatively steady this week and look set to remain unchanged over the festive period, said Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs Committee Chairman Tom...
13 December 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Tom Hogan to Take Over as IFA Pig Committee Chairman
IRELAND - Following the completion of his four-year term of office, Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee, Pat O’Flaherty, has congratulated Limerick farmer,...
16 November 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Regional Meetings to Elect New Pigs Committee
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee is holding regional meetings to elect the 2017/2018 Committee in the week beginning 21 November....
18 October 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Feed Price Must Drop, says IFA Chairman
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee Chairman Pat O’ Flaherty has insisted pig compound feed millers must reduce feed prices immediately....
07 September 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pork Exports Continue to Grow in 2016
IRELAND - Irish exports continued to grow into the first half of 2016, up 20 per cent on the year earlier, to 96.1 thousand tonnes....
31 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Dawn Pork and Bacon, Stauntons Increase Pig Prices
IRELAND - Dawn Pork and Bacon and Staunton Foods have increased pig prices by a further 4c/kg for this week’s pigs....
15 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Importance of Improving Food Conversion Efficiency in Pigs
UK - Hermitage Genetics has selected for Food Conversion Efficiency (F.C.E) for 30 years and in the past two years more than 10,000 individual pigs have been tested for F.C.E. The average F.C.E. of these...
12 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Focus on Milking Ability – Maternal Line Index 2
IRELAND - Over the last 10 years there has been a substantial increase in the prolificacy of sows resulting in increased litter size, writes Dr Patrick Varley....
01 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Efficient Swine Respiratory Disease Control Requires Fast Action
IRELAND - Merial Animal Health used its presence at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress (IPVS) in Dublin to highlight the threat of Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) and its control in...
06 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Positive Price Moves by Irish Pig Processors
IRELAND - Positive price moves by processors in May and June are a step in the right direction, said Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Executive, Deirdre O’Shea....
01 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Failure to Raise Pig Prices is Unacceptable, says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Committee, Pat O’Flaherty said pig farmers are extremely frustrated that processors did not increase prices....
27 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Boehringer Ingelheim: Successful Participation at IPVS 2016 in Dublin
IRELAND - The 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress was held in Dublin, Ireland, from June 7-10, 2016, simultaneously with the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management. During...
24 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Improvements in Pig Trade Must be Reflected in Producer Prices
IRELAND - Chairman of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Committee, Pat O’Flaherty, has said farmers are expecting the recent upward price trend to continue over the coming weeks and months....
23 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland IPVS: Diagnostics Help in Monitoring, Controlling Swine Respiratory Diseases
IRELAND – From 7-10 June, the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress gathered swine veterinarians from all over the globe. Thermo Fisher Scientific, world leader in serving science...
17 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland IPVS: MSD Animal Health Explains How to Build Consumer Trust in the Pork Industry
IRELAND - The 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress was held in Dublin, Ireland, from June 7-10, 2016, simultaneously with the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management. MSD...
15 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Brexit Will Have Negative Effects on Ireland's Agriculture Sector
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Joe Healy has warned that a British exit from the EU would be very damaging for the farming and food sector in Ireland. ...
31 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland MSD Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
IRELAND - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) is pleased to announce that it is proud to be a sponsor partner of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS)...
20 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Rise in Pig Prices Came Too Late for Many, says Farmers Association
IRELAND - The rise in pig prices this month may have come too late for some producers, writes Deirdre O’Shea, Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Executive....
21 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Call for Formation of a Pig Industry Forum
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty is requesting the formation of an industry forum for the pig sector, similar to the structures already in...
15 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland's Pork export Growth May End in 2016
IRELAND - Having grown for seven consecutive years, Irish pork exports reached 168,000 tonnes in 2015, 13 per cent higher than the year before and more than double their level in 2009....
01 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Millers Must Drop Compound Ration Prices, says IFA
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty said IFA is carrying out a round of meetings with millers to ensure recent price decreases in raw materials are...
24 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Demand Lower Feed Costs After Latest Pig Price Drop
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Pigs Committee Chairman, Pat O’Flaherty, has expressed "complete outrage" at processors’ decision to drop pig prices last week....
04 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland €1M Package Announced for Irish Pig Sector
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture Food & the Marine Simon Coveney T.D. has announced the mechanism for the distribution of the €1m direct aid package for pig farmers in Ireland....
20 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland's Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In 2015 it is estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3 per cent to exceed €10.8 billion for the first time....
06 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Farmers Urged to Prioritise Safety in 2016
IRELAND - Irish research organisation Teagasc has warned farmers to to improve safety in the New Year, as the start of January brings increased risk....
16 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pork Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In the first nine months of 2015, Ireland exported 121,600 tonnes of pork, 9 per cent more than the same period in 2014....
 
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