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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. ...
07 June 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Bord Bia Begins Pork DNA Tests
IRELAND - Bord Bia has started taking samples of pork and bacon products in retail outlets as the agency gears up to incorporate the Identigen pig DNA testing programme into its quality-assurance scheme....
02 June 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Minister Stresses on Importance of Livestock Sector
IRELAND - Speaking ahead of a meeting of the Council of EU Agriculture Ministers in Hungary, the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, said that he will be stressing the crucial...
17 May 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Farming Gets Boost with '100 Per Cent Irish' Deal
IRELAND - Wholesale groups Musgrave and Oliver Carty Ltd have signed a 2½-year deal to supply 100 per cent Irish bacon and ham in SuperValu and Centra stores nationwide. ...
13 May 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Pigs Chairman Criticises Absence of Retaliers
IRELAND - IFA National Pig and Pigmeat Committee Chairman Tim Cullinan has said he was very disappointed that neither Dunnes nor Musgraves attended a meeting set up by the Minister for Agriculture Simon...
09 May 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Consumers Urged to Eat Local Produce This Week
IRELAND - Consumers tucking into a 'full Irish breakfast' made with Irish brands could be eating meat from a completely different country....
19 April 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Teagasc: Road Maps for Farming and Food Sector
IRELAND - Irish agriculture is facing a period of change. The Food Harvest 2020 report sets out ambitious targets for the agriculture and food industry. Teagasc has outlined the developments required for...
14 April 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland New Research Funding For Animal Health
IRELAND - The Government has announced details of up to €450,000 in funding for the country's researchers in three special animal health-related areas....
08 April 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Producers Protest to Highlight Weekly Losses
IRELAND - Speaking from a protest outside Connolly meats in Monaghan IFA Pigs Committee member Michael Caffrey said: "Pig feed prices have risen to an unsustainable level over the last number of months...
17 March 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Millers' Attempt to Steal Prices Infuriates Pig Farmers
IRELAND - IFA Pigs Committee Chairman Tim Cullinan said the attempt by millers to increase pig feed prices is unjustified as barley, wheat, soya and maize have all decreased over the last number of weeks....
15 March 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Producers Must Ensure Price Continued Increase
IRELAND - IFA Pigs Committee Chairman Tim Cullinan has said last week’s increase of four Euro cents for the price of pigs must be followed up with further increases until farmers are brought back to...
10 March 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Farmers Plead for Help as Time Runs Out
IRELAND - "Guys are struggling and are just hitting a wall right now," warned an expert as he summed up the grave financial situation facing County Cavan pig farmers....
09 March 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Welcomes Vote Against EU/Mercosur Trade Talks
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan welcomed the vote in the European Parliament today, criticising the EU Commission’s stance on the Mercosur trade negotiations. The Parliament adopted a report which...
08 March 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Protests Over Threat to Ag from EU/Mercosur Deal
IRELAND - Members of the IFA National Livestock Committee have this afternoon protested in the offices of the European Commission in Dublin against the EU/Mercosur trade negotiations. ...
04 March 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland UN Index Reinforces Importance of Food Security
IRELAND - Commenting on the latest report from the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation on food prices, IFA President John Bryan said the dramatic swings in prices underline the importance of food...
24 February 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Assistance to Pig and Poultry Sectors Outlined
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith, yesterday confirmed a number of initiatives to support the intensive pig and poultry sectors, which the Minister described as...
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