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25 November 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland Extends Deadline for Conversion to Group Housing
IRELAND - The deadline for conversion to loose housing of sows under Ireland's Sow Welfare Scheme has been extended again, this time from the end of September to the end of February next year — over...
21 November 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland DNA Results Confirm Half of Pig Meat Tested Not Irish, Says IFA
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President, John Bryan, said findings from the DNA-testing programme on pig meat carried out by IFA show that consumers continue to be misled and there is a disappointing...
13 November 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Antibiotic Resistance: Killer Virus to the Rescue?
IRELAND - A long forgotten therapy may be about to come to our salvation in the fight against antibiotic resistance, according to Dr John Rae of Teagasc. He says the treatment has been around for nearly...
12 November 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Environmental Schemes Must Work for Ireland
IRELAND – Agri-environment schemes must be suitable for Ireland’s farmers, said Alan Matthews, Professor Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin as he addressed the Teagasc Agri-environment conference last...
30 October 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Trade Mission to Gulf States Opens New Agri Food Opportunities
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, is leading a week long trade mission to the Gulf States of Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia, opening up new opportunities...
21 October 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland EU-Canada Deal Cannot Form Basis for Negotiations with US, Say Irish Farmers
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association President, John Bryan, has warned the EU Commission that they cannot repeat the market access concessions on agriculture announced in the EU-Canada last week in their...
09 October 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Teagasc and Farmers Association Launch Pig Joint Programme
IRELAND - The Teagasc/Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pig Joint Research and Advisory Programme was launched on 7 October at Oak Park. ...
26 September 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Kepak Acquires Majority Share of Cavan Pork Firm
IRELAND - Kepak Group is to acquire a majority shareholding in pork and bacon producer, McCarren Meats, of County Cavan....
20 September 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Endorse Position on CAP Consultation
IRELAND - Following extensive consultation with thousands of farmers at every County Executive and National Committee level, the Executive Council of the Irish Farmers Assosiation (IFA) fully endorsed...
19 September 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Meat Processors, Retailers Profit at Expense of Livestock Producers
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association President John Bryan has accused meat processors and supermarket retailers of profiteering on the back of livestock farmers, who took part in a protest at Tesco,...
30 August 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Retailer to Use World's First Database for Pigs
IRELAND - The DNA TraceBack system, developed by IdentiGEN, will allow the retailer to ensure all its bacon is 100 per cent Irish. ...
28 August 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Minister Coveney Must Deliver Investment in Agriculture, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny on Saturday (24 August), IFA President John Bryan said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must focus on defending his Department’s allocation...
26 August 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ag Minister Launches Organic Farming Action Plan
IRELAND - Last week, Tom Hayes, Irish agriculture minister, launched the Irish Organic Farming Action Plan for 2013-2015. ...
08 August 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Prices on a Decline through 2013
IRELAND - There was a one per cent reduction in total EU pig slaughter in the period January to April 2013 in comparison with the same period in 2012. Total pigmeat production in that period in 2013 was...
05 July 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Teagasc to Invest in New Pig Research, Food Test Centre
IRELAND - To emphasise Teagasc’s commitment to the Irish pig sector, it has allocated funding (almost €3 million) to construct a modern state-of-the-art research facility incorporating a Food Test...
29 May 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Minister Acknowledges Parliament’s Engagement on CAP Reform
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed the constructive and helpful contribution made by the European Parliament to the ongoing efforts to achieve a political...
27 May 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Both Houses Pass Animal Health, Welfare Bill
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced that that the Animal Health & Welfare Bill has now been passed by both houses of the Oireachtas and will be...
15 May 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Positive Discussion on Key CAP Reform Issues
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed what he described as a positive and useful discussion with his Member State colleagues on three elements of the...
29 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland PRRS Control Measures in Place
IRELAND - Measures have been put in place to control Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) since the virus was found at a breeding station earlier this month....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Hermitage Restocks Callan Boar AI Stud
IRELAND - On 5 April, Hermitage had a confirmed positive result for Porcine Reproductive Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) in its AI stud in Ireland. ...
23 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Common Agricultural Policy Reform on Course
IRELAND - At yesterday's (22 April) meeting of EU Agriculture Ministers, Irish Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, reported back to his colleagues on recent discussions with the...
12 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA's CAP Campaign Focuses on Role of MEPs in Final Outcome
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan will engage in an intensive round of discussions with the rapporteurs from the main groups in the European Parliament and Irish MEPs next week, as IFA’s campaign on...
10 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Warned to Look out for PRRS Signs
IRELAND - The agriculture department has set out advice for pig farmers following the finding of the Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome (PRRS) virus at a breeding centre....
09 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Health Society Symposium Looks to Future
IRELAND - The Pig Health Society has announced that this year’s symposium, 'Securing your future and embracing change' will be held at Johnstown House Hotel, Enfield, Co. Meath on 14 May 2013 from 9am...
05 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Grant Extension Welcomed by Pig Producers
IRELAND - IFA National Pigs and Pig Meat Committee Chairman Pat O Flaherty said it was a very positive move by Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to extend the deadline for submission of applications...
04 April 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Last Extension to Sow Welfare Scheme Application Deadline
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, announced that the deadline for submission of applications under the revised TAMS Sow Welfare Scheme introduced by his Department...
13 February 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland EU Delivers €11 Billion over Seven Years for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has underlined the importance of the EU budget agreement for Irish farmers. The deal guarantees funding of over €1.5 billion per year for Ireland...
06 February 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Deadline Extended for Submissions under Sow Welfare Scheme
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced that the deadline for submission of applications under the revised TAMS Sow Welfare Scheme introduced by his...
01 February 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Truly Irish, Key Partners Take on Future of Irish Pig Industry
IRELAND - Truly Irish Country Foods are behind a recent drive towards more sustainable agriculture in Europe which has led to the development of a €1.68-million EU-funded group called 'Thrive Rite'....
07 January 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Minister Urged to Put Meaningful CAP Rural Development Plan in Place
IRELAND - IFA Rural Development Chairman, Flor McCarthy has urged the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney to put in place a meaningful Rural Development Plan, with farmers at the centre of all support...
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