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01 March 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Slaughterings Up in January 2012
IRELAND - Pig slaughterings in Ireland rose by 12.8 per cent compared to January 2011....
29 February 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Work on Slaughter of Injured Animals
IRELAND - IFA Animal Health Chairman John Waters met senior officials in the Department of Agriculture this week seeking a solution to the problems with the slaughter of injured animals....
28 February 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Prices Remain Stubbornly Static
IRELAND - Despite an increasing market price for finished pigs in continental markets, Irish prices have remained stubbornly static. ...
24 February 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Hermitage MAXGRO Continues to Set New Records
IRELAND - Results from the Freneystown performance testing station in Ireland confirm that the Hermitage Maxgro Terminal boars are some of the fastest growing genetics in the World....
27 January 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Sector Resilient in Face of Rising Costs
IRELAND - In 2011 the Irish pig industry has suffered the worst economic conditions in over 20 years, primarily due to escalating feed costs. ...
26 January 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland New Agreement on Organic Fertiliser Control
IRELAND - The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) have, following discussions with representatives of the pig and poultry industry, agreed...
20 January 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ag to Consolidate Recent Growth through 2012
IRELAND - Following two years of impressive growth, the Irish agriculture sector is set to consolidate its position in 2012, according to a study released by Teagasc yesterday, 19 January 2012....
19 January 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Hermitage MaxgroTerminal Line - Alternative to Castration
IRELAND - The issue of piglet castration has become a major animal welfare concern in many European countries. Some supermarket chains have decided to only sell products from pigs that have not been physically...
23 December 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Double Regulation to Benefit Competitiveness
IRELAND - IFA National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee Chairman Tim Cullinan welcomed the successful conclusion to negotiations between farmers and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will improve...
22 December 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Minister Awards Funding to Animal Welfare Groups
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, yesterday announced payments totalling €1.235m to organisations involved in animal care and welfare services. The payments...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Quality Feed for Pig Herds Can Add to Profit
IRELAND - Pig farmers can gain €10,350 on an average herd size by giving piglets quality feed rather than "cheap" creep ration in their critical first two months, according to one leading animal nutritionist....
20 December 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland 2011 Another Good Year for Farm Incomes
IRELAND - The latest estimate shows a 33.4 per cent rise in operating surplus for the agriculture sector. ...
13 December 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland's Pig Population up 2.4 Per Cent
IRELAND - The latest census (in June) reveals a pig population more than two per cent up on the year before although the breeding herd contracted by three per cent compared to the same month in 2010....
12 December 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Rescue of Clonmel Pork Rib Processor Saves Jobs
IRELAND - Specialist pork rib processor Ribworld has been purchased out of receivership by M&M Walshe — part of the Callan Bacon Group — in a deal that secures the 65 jobs at the processing plant in...
06 December 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ag Minister Outlines Main Features of 2012 Estimates
IRELAND - Announcing his expenditure estimates for 2012 yesterday, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD said that despite the on-going serious difficulties in the public...
30 November 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Urges Extension of Pig & Poultry COOL Rules
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan has urged the Government to implement without delay new country-of-origin labelling for pig meat and poultry meat from the EU Commission, to safeguard producers’ livelihoods...
25 November 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Government Urged to Address Farmer Age Imbalance
IRELAND - Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA), Munster vice-president, Edmond Phelan, has warned that age profile of Irish farmers is not conducive to productive farming and unless steps...
21 November 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Farmers Not Benefiting from Rising Market
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) says that Irish pig farmers are not benefitting despite the rise in pig market prices and strength in exports....
27 October 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Boost Biosecurity and Halt Disease
IRELAND - Most people have heard the saying that prevention is better than cure. Farmers prevent diseases from entering or spreading on farms by vaccinating, treating sick animals, culling affected animals...
25 October 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Producers' Frustration Grows as Prices Stick
IRELAND - Farmers at an emergency meeting expressed their fury that the pig price drop has not reversed....
21 October 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Genetic Traits Identified in Pigs for Tastiest Meat
IRELAND - Irish researchers have identified genetic traits in pigs that can be used to ensure the tastiest, healthiest pig meat is delivered to consumers. ...
19 October 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Teagasc Urges Pig Farmers Urged to Cut Input Costs
IRELAND - Pressurised pig farmers can reduce input costs by up to €20 per tonne by increasing their use of cheaper feeds, culling earlier and availing of feed credit from banks, say Teagasc experts. ...
18 October 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Teagasc Pig Farmers Conference
IRELAND - This year’s Teagasc National Pig Conferences are taking place today, Tuesday, 18 October at the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan and tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 October at the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Thurles,...
14 October 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Producers under Pressure while Processors Profit
IRELAND - Pork processors are making large profits while pig producers are suffering cuts, says the Irish Farmers Union (IFU). ...
22 September 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Strong Pork Demand Leads to Surge in Exports
IRELAND - Strong demand in north-east Asia has delivered a surge in Irish pork exports to the core markets of China, Hong Kong, Japan and Korea, according to the latest Bord Bia analysis. ...
21 September 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Teagasc Launches 'Energy Use in Agriculture'
IRELAND - Teagasc has launched a new publication called ‘Energy Use in Agriculture’, to help Irish farmers reduce farming energy costs....
19 September 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Top Chinese Pork Producers on First Trade Visit
IRELAND - What has been described as the most significant food trade delegation from China to visit Ireland is visiting this week....
09 September 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Relentless Rise in Input Costs Erodes Price Gains
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan said the relentless upward spiral in the main input costs, such as fertiliser, energy and feed is eroding commodity price gains....
07 July 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA: Call for Reduction in Compound Feed Prices
IRELAND - IFA Pigs Chairman, Tim Cullinan has called on the compounders to reduce the price of compound feed immediately to reflect the lower market price of soya and wheat....
10 June 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Research Presents Alternative Uses for Pig Manure
IRELAND - A crowd of over 100 people attended a research dissemination day at Teagasc Moorepark, on possible alternative uses for pig manure. ...
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