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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....
14 October 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Challenges and Opportunities for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - It is an exciting time in Agriculture notwithstanding the challenges currently facing certain enterprises. Teagasc’s integrated research, education and advisory services are providing the science...
07 October 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland New Charter of Farmer Rights - A Substantial Improvement
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Deputy President Tim O Leary said the New Charter of Farmer Rights has to be a substantial improvement on the last Charter across all of the key areas affecting...
29 September 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Union Calls on Minister to Stop Plummeting Pig Incomes
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) pigs Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate action to stop pig prices falling....
23 September 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pork Exports for First Half of 2014 Jump 15 Per Cent
IRELAND - Exports of fresh and frozen pig meat for the first six months of 2014 were 71,400 tonnes, which is 14.6 per cent higher than the same period of last year. ...
12 September 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Economical Importance of Agriculture to Irish Counties
IRELAND - Analysis undertaken by Irish Farmers Association outlines agriculture’s importance to the economy at county level, and underlines the critical importance of farm schemes in underpinning agriculture’s...
05 September 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Meat Heads for Viet Nam
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, has welcomed the agreement reached with the veterinary authorities in Viet Nam to allow for the importation of fresh and frozen...
01 September 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Company Patents New DNA Testing Technology
IRELAND - Irish genetics company IndeniGEN has announced details of a new DNA testing technology, which will offer it major advantages in the global marketplace....
29 August 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Prices Drop Again
IRELAND - The poor situation on farms is being exacerbated by feed prices which should have fallen by at least €30/tonne this year but so far have fallen by only €10/tonne and although more is promised,...
27 August 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Call for Immediate EU Response to Russian Exports Ban
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Eddie Downey has called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, to take immediate steps to force an effective response from the EU Commissioner...
18 August 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland to Export Beef, Pork and Lamb to the Philippines
IRELAND - On the 14 August The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD welcomed the agreement which has been reached with the veterinary authorities in the Republic of the Philippines...
14 August 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland DNA Testing in Irish Butchers Shows Over Half Million Products Are Not From Ireland
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) National Pigs and Pig meat Committee Chairman Pat O’Flaherty said that he was very disappointed with the results of an initial round of DNA testing carried...
08 August 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Advice Line from Irish Government for Farmers Hit by Russian Ban
IRELAND - Responding to a Russian announcement of trade sanctions against EU and other countries in the agri-food sector, Minister Simon Coveney said that the move is unwelcome but that it is not surprising...
15 July 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Global Pig Health Events Head for Dublin in 2016
IRELAND - The 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress with the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management (ESPHM) will be held in Dublin from 7 to 10 June 2016....
11 July 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland 2013 a Difficult Year for Ireland's Pig Sector
IRELAND - Notwithstanding continued improvement in returns, 2013 was another difficult year for the pig sector. Continued high feed costs, albeit at a lower level than 2012, together with ongoing challenges...
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