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21 April 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Call for Formation of a Pig Industry Forum
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty is requesting the formation of an industry forum for the pig sector, similar to the structures already in...
15 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland's Pork export Growth May End in 2016
IRELAND - Having grown for seven consecutive years, Irish pork exports reached 168,000 tonnes in 2015, 13 per cent higher than the year before and more than double their level in 2009....
01 March 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Millers Must Drop Compound Ration Prices, says IFA
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty said IFA is carrying out a round of meetings with millers to ensure recent price decreases in raw materials are...
24 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Demand Lower Feed Costs After Latest Pig Price Drop
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Pigs Committee Chairman, Pat O’Flaherty, has expressed "complete outrage" at processors’ decision to drop pig prices last week....
04 February 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland €1M Package Announced for Irish Pig Sector
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture Food & the Marine Simon Coveney T.D. has announced the mechanism for the distribution of the €1m direct aid package for pig farmers in Ireland....
20 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland's Food and Drink Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In 2015 it is estimated that the value of Irish food and drink exports increased by 3 per cent to exceed €10.8 billion for the first time....
06 January 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Farmers Urged to Prioritise Safety in 2016
IRELAND - Irish research organisation Teagasc has warned farmers to to improve safety in the New Year, as the start of January brings increased risk....
16 December 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pork Exports Continue to Grow
IRELAND - In the first nine months of 2015, Ireland exported 121,600 tonnes of pork, 9 per cent more than the same period in 2014....
08 September 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pork Exports at a Record Level
IRELAND - In the first half of 2015, Ireland exported 79,200 tonnes of pork, up 11 per cent on 2014 to a record level....
02 September 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland Calls for Swift Action to Restore Pigmeat Market Confidence
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney called for swift action to restore market confidence in the Dairy and Pigmeat sector. ...
18 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland Launches Pig, Poultry Investment Scheme
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has announced the opening of a new TAMS II Scheme for Pig and Poultry investments....
11 August 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Responsible Rodenticide Use Encouraged in Ireland
IRELAND - Rodenticides can have negative impacts on a wide range of non-target wildlife, but good practice by farmers can reduce such effects....
10 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Herd Expanding
IRELAND - Ireland has a relatively small pig herd, with fewer than 150,000 breeding sows, but the herd has been expanding lately. ...
07 July 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland New Strategy for the Irish Agri Food Sector to Improve Exports, Jobs
IRELAND - Plans for a new ten year strategy for the Irish agri food sector has been announced by government. The new ten year strategy, Food Wise 2025, projects exports to increase to €19 billion and...
01 May 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Registration Opens for 2016 International Pig Health Congress
IRELAND - Registration is now open for the International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress in Dublin from 7 to 10 June 2016, in partnership with the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management...
24 April 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Producers Want Income Crisis Tackled
IRELAND - The Irish pig industry is facing an income crisis and the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must take immediate action, according to the Irish Farmers' Association....
17 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Agriculture Helping Irish Economic Recovery
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the latest strong growth figures for the Irish economy for 2014 show clearly the major role agriculture is playing in the Irish...
03 March 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland EU Storage Scheme Welcomed by Irish Pig Farmers
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty has welcomed the announcement that a Private Storage Aid (PSA) will be introduced for pork....
18 February 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Third of Butchers Pork Still not Irish
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty said the latest DNA results showed that nearly one-third of samples tested in butcher shops around the...
30 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Split-Sexing of Finishing Pigs: the Benefits
IRELAND - Are you split- sexing the finishing pigs on your farm? If not, maybe this performance data will make you reconsider, says Hermitage Genetics. ...
29 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Minister Launches Public Consultation Process on Ag Climate Change Discussion Document
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has launched a public consultation process on a discussion document in preparation for the agriculture and forestry sector mitigation...
19 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Food and Drink Exports up for Fifth Year Running
IRELAND – Irish food and drink exports earned €10.5 billion in 2014, a four per cent increase and the fifth consecutive year of export growth, says The Irish Food Board (BordBia)....
12 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland New Irish Agriculture Secretary General Appointed
IRELAND - Aidan O’Driscoll has been appointed as the new Secretary General of the Irish Agriculture, Food and the Marine Department, following approval of the appointment by the Government....
09 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Sector Faces Another Crisis
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has said the Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan and the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney need to push for the introduction of market...
07 January 2015
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Minister Urged to Take Action to Protect Pigs from PED
IRELAND - Following a meeting of the National Pig Health Council (NPHC), Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty said Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea caused enormous losses...
23 December 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland, Russia Meeting Discusses Meat Sector
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney, has welcomed the outcome of the high-level bilateral meeting in Moscow between his Department and the Russian Authorities on...
08 December 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland New Maternal Line BLUP Options to Maximise Profitability
IRELAND - Hermitage Genetics can now provide alternative BLUP selection criteria according to individual customer requirements....
03 December 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farm Incomes to 'Fall Significantly' in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the course of...
Pig Industry News from Ireland Hermitage Purebred Landrace GGP and GP Females
IRELAND - Secure your herd health status and increase overall sow productivity by purchasing purebred Hyperprolific Landrace GGP or GP gilts straight from the Hermitage Freneystown nucleus. ...
11 November 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Hermitage Genetics: How to Secure Herd Health
IRELAND - Purebred Landrace GP’s are now available to purchase directly from Hermitage Genetics' nucleus farm in several ways....
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