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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...
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...
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