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12 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Focus on Milking Ability – Maternal Line Index 2
IRELAND - Over the last 10 years there has been a substantial increase in the prolificacy of sows resulting in increased litter size, writes Dr Patrick Varley....
01 August 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Efficient Swine Respiratory Disease Control Requires Fast Action
IRELAND - Merial Animal Health used its presence at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress (IPVS) in Dublin to highlight the threat of Swine Respiratory Disease (SRD) and its control in...
06 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Positive Price Moves by Irish Pig Processors
IRELAND - Positive price moves by processors in May and June are a step in the right direction, said Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Executive, Deirdre O’Shea....
01 July 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Failure to Raise Pig Prices is Unacceptable, says IFA
IRELAND - Chairman of the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Committee, Pat O’Flaherty said pig farmers are extremely frustrated that processors did not increase prices....
27 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Boehringer Ingelheim: Successful Participation at IPVS 2016 in Dublin
IRELAND - The 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress was held in Dublin, Ireland, from June 7-10, 2016, simultaneously with the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management. During...
24 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Improvements in Pig Trade Must be Reflected in Producer Prices
IRELAND - Chairman of Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Committee, Pat O’Flaherty, has said farmers are expecting the recent upward price trend to continue over the coming weeks and months....
23 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland IPVS: Diagnostics Help in Monitoring, Controlling Swine Respiratory Diseases
IRELAND – From 7-10 June, the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress gathered swine veterinarians from all over the globe. Thermo Fisher Scientific, world leader in serving science...
17 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland IPVS: MSD Animal Health Explains How to Build Consumer Trust in the Pork Industry
IRELAND - The 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS) Congress was held in Dublin, Ireland, from June 7-10, 2016, simultaneously with the 8th European Symposium of Porcine Health Management. MSD...
15 June 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Brexit Will Have Negative Effects on Ireland's Agriculture Sector
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President Joe Healy has warned that a British exit from the EU would be very damaging for the farming and food sector in Ireland. ...
31 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland MSD Animal Health to Present Important New Data at the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society Congress
IRELAND - MSD Animal Health (known as Merck Animal Health in the USA and Canada) is pleased to announce that it is proud to be a sponsor partner of the 24th International Pig Veterinary Society (IPVS)...
20 May 2016
Pig Industry News from Ireland Rise in Pig Prices Came Too Late for Many, says Farmers Association
IRELAND - The rise in pig prices this month may have come too late for some producers, writes Deirdre O’Shea, Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pigs Executive....
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...
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