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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...
18 February 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pressure to Remove Korean Tariffs for Pork and Dairy
IRELAND - Irish food and drink producers stand to make significant gains if the EU-South Korea Free Trade Agreement leads to the elimination of tariffs on pork, dairy products and whiskey. ...
17 February 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Producers on the Brink; Call for Protection of Sector
IRELAND - Speaking yesterday (Wednesday) at the launch of the Bord Bia campaign to Bring Home the Bacon, aimed at increasing the share of the home market for pig producers, IFA Pigs Committee Chairman...
16 February 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland Scores Well on Carbon Footprint for Milk, Meat
IRELAND - The carbon footprint of Irish food products have been rated as amongst the best in the EU, according to a major study just published by the Joint Research Centre of the EU Commission. ...
09 February 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Novel Feed Decision Vital to Ease Rising Input Costs
IRELAND - Reacting to the decision of the Government to support the EU Commission’s move to extend the varieties of novel feed available to producers, IFA President John Bryan said, “At a time of rising...
31 January 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ag Minister Approves Aid for Pig Meat Sector
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, welcomed the decision at the EU Cereals Management Committee meeting to approve a new scheme for Aid to Private Storage for...
25 January 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland Initiative to Address Problems in Pig Meat Sector
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, yesterday welcomed the decision of the EU Commission to take urgent action to address the current pig meat market situation....
17 January 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland International Meeting on Farm Health, Safety in Dublin
IRELAND - Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority have announced that they will co-host an International meeting on Agricultural Occupational Safety and Health during 2011. The event will take place...
12 January 2011
Pig Industry News from Ireland One of Ireland's Largest Pig Farms Closes
IRELAND - One of country's biggest pig farmers, Rory O'Brien, has ceased production, citing poor returns and high costs. ...
23 December 2010
Pig Industry News from Ireland Northern Irish Firm in Pig Meal Case to Pay €38 Million
IRELAND - A High Court judge has ordered a Northern Ireland company to pay €38.7 million damages to a Co Wexford company arising from the animal feed contamination which led to the recall of all Irish...
17 December 2010
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pork and Bacon Cuts Give Pork Farmers More
IRELAND - Retail group SuperValu has given pig farmers an increase of 10 cents per kilo on the price it is paying for Irish pork and bacon cuts. ...
29 November 2010
Pig Industry News from Ireland Farmers Continue to Protest Against Retailers
IRELAND - A large number of angry pig, poultry, beef and dairy farmers have staged a second protest, this time outside a new Tesco Store in Naas town. ...
22 November 2010
Pig Industry News from Ireland Farmers Protest as Retailer Profits at Their Expense
IRELAND - A large number of angry pig, poultry and beef farmers have staged a protest outside Tesco in Cavan town last week over the failure of retailers to return a viable price through the food chain...
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