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Pig Industry News: Ireland

24 December 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Recalled Pork Still in Storage a Year After Scare
IRELAND - Recalled meat remains in storage in Russia and Portugal a year on from the pork dioxin scare. ...
18 December 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland €1.185M Funding For Animal Welfare Organisations
IRELAND - Payments totalling €1.185 million have been approved to 112 organisations involved in the direct delivery of animal care and welfare services to assist with their work during 2010. ...
01 December 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Proceedings Begin Over Pork Dioxin Crisis
IRELAND - The County Wexford company at the centre of the pork dioxin scare last year has begun proceedings for €36 million against the company it says sold it contaminated oil....
25 November 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Teagasc: Pig Levy will Secure Top Class Service
IRELAND - Teagasc has staunchly defended its proposed pig levy, saying it will ensure the continuation of a world-class technical support service for the Irish pig industry....
18 November 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Technology to Add €55,000 to Pig Farm Profit
IRELAND - Increasing technical efficiency on pig farms could add a staggering €16 million to the profitability of Irish pig enterprises. ...
17 November 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Producers Crucified by Imports and Mislabelling
IRELAND - IFA Pigs Committee Chairman Tim Cullinan yesterday met representatives from Callan Bacon in Kilkenny over the company’s ongoing failure to increase the level of Irish pig meat in their products...
16 November 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Lack of Support for Pork Products Causes Outrage
IRELAND - The Chairman of the IFA Pigs and Pigmeat Committee Tim Cullinan said that pig producers are outraged over the drop in pig prices this week, despite a rising EU market situation. ...
09 November 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Teagasc Pig Farmers’ Conference
IRELAND - The upcoming Teagasc National Pig Farmers’ Conference will take on a new format this year. A panel discussion forum will facilitate more interaction between speakers and audience....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Opportunities for Irish Pig Meat in Eastern Europe
IRELAND - A combination of severe falls in domestic production and increasing consumer purchasing power is leading to greater opportunities for Irish pig meat exporters in Eastern Europe according to David...
04 November 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pork Scare Firm Offers €6.5m in Legal Row
IRELAND - The Co Wexford company at the centre of the pork dioxin scare last year, which saw the recall of sausages and rashers from supermarket shelves, wants to pay €6.5m to 17 individuals and businesses...
19 October 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Follow-up on Outbreak of Pandemic A/H1N1 in Ireland
IRELAND - An outbreak of Pandemic A/H1N1 virus was confirmed on 29 September in Ireland....
Pig Industry News from Ireland Minister Smith Underlines Commitment to Pig Sector
IRELAND - Speaking at the IFA National Pig Farmers' Forum in Athlone on Friday (16 October), the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD, emphasised his commitment to the Irish pig...
06 October 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Compensation over Pork Contamination Paid Out
IRELAND - More than €100 million of taxpayers’ money has been spent by the Government on compensation to farmers and processors following last December’s pork contamination scandal. ...
30 September 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland H1N1 Flu Breaks out in Ireland
IRELAND - The veterinary authorities have reported the country's first case of influenza A H1N1 in pigs to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)....
07 September 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pork Not Up to Scratch for Top Chefs
IRELAND - The vast majority of top chefs avoid using home-produced pork because of poor standards, according to a new survey....
26 August 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Job Prospects in Pig Sector on Rise
IRELAND - Opportunities in the pig sector have bucked trends, increasing significantly in the past few months despite the economic downturn, reports Independent.ie....
25 August 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pork Farmers to Launch Truly Irish Brand
IRELAND - A company formed by Irish pork farmers to protect and promote their industry will formally launch its Truly Irish Country Foods brand at Mitchelstown Food Festival this coming weekend. ...
28 July 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Agriculture Minister Outlines Pig Scheme
IRELAND - Pig farmers have welcomed the €13m scheme for converting sows to loose housing - a scheme recently announced by agriculture minister Brendan Smith....
15 July 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Grain & Feed Storage – Options for Livestock Farmers
IRELAND - Tightening profit margins, volatility in the feed market and increased scale of operation are all contributing to a growing interest in on-farm storage of grains and other feed ingredients on...
07 July 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Average Irish Family Farm Income Falls
IRELAND - Average family farm income fell by 13.7 per cent to €16,993, according to the Teagasc National Farm Survey 2008, which was published today, Monday, 6 July....
30 June 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland New Training Course for Pig Producers Launched
IRELAND - A new training course for pig producers has been launched by Teagasc, Ballyhaise Agricultural College....
28 May 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland Needs Better Pig Meat Traceability
IRELAND - The present system for monitoring and tracing Irish pork products is ineffective and significant changes are required in order to avoid a repeat of the total recall of Irish pork products which...
19 May 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Niche Markets Central to Pork Sector's Success
IRELAND - The Irish pork industry needs identify niche markets in Europe as the beef and lamb sectors have already done....
29 April 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland AFBI and Teagasc Sign Scientific Collaboration MoU
IRELAND - Scientific collaboration between the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) and Teagasc has been formally recognised with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations. ...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Minister Expected to Act on Fallen Animal Commitment
IRELAND - Following a meeting with Minister for Agriculture Brendan Smith, the IFA Deputy President Derek Deane said the commitment given to him by the Minister Smith to provide real competition in the...
21 April 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Responsibility for Fallen Animals Rests with Minister
IRELAND - IFA Deputy President Derek Deane has said there is room for significant cost reduction in the disposal of fallen animals. However, this can only be achieved by breaking the cartel that currently...
12 March 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland EU Law Redraft Could Mean Permit Costs Hike
IRELAND - A proposed redrafting of European Union legislation on integrated pollution prevention and control (IPPC) could result in pig producers facing the prospect of paying an extra €25,000 per permit...
20 February 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Slurry from Pig Farms in Dioxin Scare to be Used
IRELAND - An estimated one million litres of pig slurry from the 10 pig farms hit by the dioxin contamination crisis in December, will be spread on tillage land and not land used for grazing animals....
03 February 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pork Trade to South Africa Resumes
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Brendan Smith TD welcomed confirmation from the South African Department of Agriculture that they have decided to lift trade restrictions on...
29 January 2009
Pig Industry News from Ireland Agri Minister Launches Animal Health Ireland
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Mr Brendan Smith TD yesterday formally launched Animal Health Ireland (AHI), which aims to improve overall animal health standards and thereby...
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