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Pig Industry News: Ireland

09 May 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Sow Housing Rules Take Toll on Pig Farmers
IRELAND - Irish pig farmers face average bills of at least €300,000 each in order to meet new regulations on sow housing, according to the latest Teagasc estimates....
02 May 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Reducing GHG Emissions in Agriculture
IRELAND - A range of technologies can reduce the carbon footprint of Irish agriculture, but achieving reductions in total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the sector will not be easy. This was a key finding...
20 April 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Steady Growth in Rosderra's Pig Exports to China
IRELAND - Irish meat processor Rosderra is one of the companies with an existing relationship with the giant Yurun Group that is based in Nanjing. The company has been selling pigmeat into China since...
19 April 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland Focuses on Chinese Trade Export Potential
IRELAND - As part of the continuing focus on market access for Irish Food products, Simon Coveney TD, yesterday met with the Chinese Animal Health and Epidemiology Centre (CAHEC) in Qingdao, and in a wide...
28 March 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland Presses for Decision on Ag Policy Reform
IRELAND - Simon Coveney TD, Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, has urged colleagues in all three EU institutions to get on with the task of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform....
21 March 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Efforts to Boost Development of Pig Farming Sector
IRELAND - Teagasc is working with pig farmers to develop a joint programme as part of ambitious growth plans for the sector. ...
19 March 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland New Head of Pigs Appointed at Teagasc
IRELAND - Teagasc has appointed Ciaran Carroll as Head of the Pig Development Department at Teagasc. He takes over from Michael Martin who has retired after a long and successful career in Teagasc. ...
16 March 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Mixed Trends in Livestock Supplies to Date
IRELAND - To date this year, mixed trends have been evident for meat supplies at export meat plants, reports Peter Duggan, Strategic Information Services, Bord Bia-Irish Food Board. ...
13 March 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland State Pays Out €130m in Pig Meat Dioxin Scare
IRELAND - More than €130 million has been paid by the State to the pigmeat industry in compensation for the dioxin contamination scare of 2008....
09 March 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland Welfare Bill Impinges Standard Practices
IRELAND - Irish farmers operated to the highest animal welfare standards and are already heavily regulated by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, said Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) President...
06 March 2012
Pig Industry News from Ireland IFA Meets French, Italian & Spanish on CAP 2013
IRELAND - IFA President John Bryan and National Livestock Chairman Henry Burns discussed changes to the Ciolos CAP 2013 proposals for the livestock sector at a high level meeting with their French, Italian...
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...
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