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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...
26 May 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Hermitage Genetics Genomic Selection Programme
IRELAND - In recent months Hermitage Genetics has commenced working with Max Rothschild, a well-known swine geneticist from Iowa State University and former US Swine Genome Coordinator, to help further...
22 May 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Maternal Line Purebred Sows in Hermitage Genetics Breeding Pyramid
A recent analysis of Hermitage Genetics PigBLUP Exchange database demonstrated the exceptional reproductive performance being achieved using Hermitage purebred maternal lines....
20 May 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Praised for Caring for Animals on Year-round Basis
IRELAND - Addressing the Animal Health and Welfare Conference in Dublin Castle on Friday, 16 May, IFA President Eddie Downey said the health and welfare of Ireland's animals is a primary focus for farmers...
02 April 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Fairer Producer Returns to Test New Irish Retailer Regulations
IRELAND - Reacting to the announcement by the Enterprise Minister Richard Bruton that regulations are to be introduced to ensure fairness in the food chain, IFA President Eddie Downey said the real test...
25 March 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland More Irish Pig Meat Exported to Russia in 2013
IRELAND - Total exports of pig meat were unchanged in 2013 from the previous year, writes Jackie Linden, although less was traded within the EU and more to third-countries....
24 February 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Value of Irish Meat, Livestock Rises
IRELAND - To date this year, strong supplies of cattle have been recorded at export meat plants according to Eoin Kelly, Business Analyst at Bord Bia-Irish Food Board....
31 January 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Pig Meat, Poultry Sustainability Schemes Set for 2014
IRELAND - 2014 is set to be the year of sustainability for Ireland’s farming sector. New pig meat and poultry sustainability schemes, similar to the current dairy and beef schemes, are at an advanced...
16 January 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland New President Sets out Key Priorities for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - In his inaugural address to the 59th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in the Irish Farm Centre, Dublin on Tuesday (14 January), newly-elected President Eddie Downey...
14 January 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Prices Up in 2013
IRELAND - According to the Outlook/Review 2014 undertaken by IFA Economist Kevin Kilcline, National Farm Income in 2013 is estimated to have risen by 2.4 per cent on 2012. ...
13 January 2014
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €10 Billion
IRELAND - The value of Irish food and drink exports has approached €10 billion for the first time in 2013, according to new figures released by Bord Bia....
16 December 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Renewal of Agreement to Promote Farm Health and Safety
IRELAND - Teagasc and the Health and Safety Authority have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding to work jointly to promote improved farm health and Safety adoption by farmers in Ireland....
25 November 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ireland Extends Deadline for Conversion to Group Housing
IRELAND - The deadline for conversion to loose housing of sows under Ireland's Sow Welfare Scheme has been extended again, this time from the end of September to the end of February next year — over...
21 November 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland DNA Results Confirm Half of Pig Meat Tested Not Irish, Says IFA
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association (IFA) President, John Bryan, said findings from the DNA-testing programme on pig meat carried out by IFA show that consumers continue to be misled and there is a disappointing...
13 November 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Antibiotic Resistance: Killer Virus to the Rescue?
IRELAND - A long forgotten therapy may be about to come to our salvation in the fight against antibiotic resistance, according to Dr John Rae of Teagasc. He says the treatment has been around for nearly...
12 November 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Environmental Schemes Must Work for Ireland
IRELAND – Agri-environment schemes must be suitable for Ireland’s farmers, said Alan Matthews, Professor Emeritus at Trinity College Dublin as he addressed the Teagasc Agri-environment conference last...
30 October 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Trade Mission to Gulf States Opens New Agri Food Opportunities
IRELAND - Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney TD, is leading a week long trade mission to the Gulf States of Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia, opening up new opportunities...
21 October 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland EU-Canada Deal Cannot Form Basis for Negotiations with US, Say Irish Farmers
IRELAND - Irish Farmers Association President, John Bryan, has warned the EU Commission that they cannot repeat the market access concessions on agriculture announced in the EU-Canada last week in their...
09 October 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Teagasc and Farmers Association Launch Pig Joint Programme
IRELAND - The Teagasc/Irish Farmers Association (IFA) Pig Joint Research and Advisory Programme was launched on 7 October at Oak Park. ...
26 September 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Kepak Acquires Majority Share of Cavan Pork Firm
IRELAND - Kepak Group is to acquire a majority shareholding in pork and bacon producer, McCarren Meats, of County Cavan....
20 September 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Farmers Endorse Position on CAP Consultation
IRELAND - Following extensive consultation with thousands of farmers at every County Executive and National Committee level, the Executive Council of the Irish Farmers Assosiation (IFA) fully endorsed...
19 September 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Meat Processors, Retailers Profit at Expense of Livestock Producers
IRELAND - The Irish Farmers Association President John Bryan has accused meat processors and supermarket retailers of profiteering on the back of livestock farmers, who took part in a protest at Tesco,...
30 August 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Retailer to Use World's First Database for Pigs
IRELAND - The DNA TraceBack system, developed by IdentiGEN, will allow the retailer to ensure all its bacon is 100 per cent Irish. ...
28 August 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Minister Coveney Must Deliver Investment in Agriculture, Says IFA
IRELAND - Speaking at the Iverk Show in Kilkenny on Saturday (24 August), IFA President John Bryan said the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney must focus on defending his Department’s allocation...
26 August 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Ag Minister Launches Organic Farming Action Plan
IRELAND - Last week, Tom Hayes, Irish agriculture minister, launched the Irish Organic Farming Action Plan for 2013-2015. ...
08 August 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Irish Pig Prices on a Decline through 2013
IRELAND - There was a one per cent reduction in total EU pig slaughter in the period January to April 2013 in comparison with the same period in 2012. Total pigmeat production in that period in 2013 was...
05 July 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Teagasc to Invest in New Pig Research, Food Test Centre
IRELAND - To emphasise Teagasc’s commitment to the Irish pig sector, it has allocated funding (almost €3 million) to construct a modern state-of-the-art research facility incorporating a Food Test...
29 May 2013
Pig Industry News from Ireland Minister Acknowledges Parliament’s Engagement on CAP Reform
IRELAND - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney has welcomed the constructive and helpful contribution made by the European Parliament to the ongoing efforts to achieve a political...
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