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30 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Prices Stabilise with Up to €1.74C/Kg Being Paid
IRELAND - Reports from pig suppliers around the country this week show a stabilising pig price after a number of weeks of rising prices....
27 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA: Brexit Cannot Derail Farming, Food Growth Targets
IRELAND - Speaking at the ASA debate on Brexit in Kilkenny last week, IFA President Joe Healy dismissed any suggestion of diluting growth targets for the farming and food industry because of Brexit. ...
23 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Rising Pig Prices Inidicated for Coming Weeks
IRELAND - The pig trade remains relatively positive this week, but a number of processors have attempted to take heat out of the rising market, according to Tom Hogan, Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee....
16 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Welcome Increase Brings Pig Prices Into Line
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan welcomed the increase from both Staunton’s and Dawn Pork last Friday. Both increased quotes up to €1.70kg. This increase brings the southern plants...
09 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Needle-free Vaccination Lifts Performance on Longford Pig Farm
IRELAND - Improved weight gains in both weaners and finishers, as well as easier application and less stress on the pigs are among the benefits noted by the owners after the switch to an intradermal vaccine...
02 March 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland's Labs Gain Global Recognition as Optimum System, Must be Maintained, Says IFA
IRELAND - Addressing a rally in Athlone to maintain the Regional Veterinary Laboratory services, IFA Animal Health Chairman Bert Stewart reiterated that the current structure is acknowledged by authorities...
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Welcomes Increase in Pig Prices
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan welcomed the increase in pig prices last Friday, when most processors increased quotes for the current week by 4c/kg....
24 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Prices: Deals Being Made in Excess of Base Quotes
IRELAND - The Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has said that the while base quotes remained similar to last week at 1.62-€1.64/kg, there are a greater number of pigs killed at deals far in...
17 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Leads Delegation to Prioritise Nitrates Regulations
IRELAND - IFA President Joe Healy this week led a delegation to meet with Agriculture Minister Michael Creed and Local Government Minister Simon Coveney to set out the Association’s priorities in the...
16 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Welcomes Increase in Pig Prices from Processors
IRELAND - Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has welcomed an increase in pig prices from processors last Friday....
06 February 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Prices Must Rise for All Irish Producers, says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan has said farmers are expecting the pig price to increase substantially over the coming days....
26 January 2017
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Prices Remain Steady
IRELAND - Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association Pigs Committee Tom Hogan said prices remained relatively steady this week after the 2c/kg increase which the majority of pig farmers received in the...
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...
 
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