Pig firm in export success

BELFAST - A company set up at the behest of the Ulster Farmers' Union and its southern counterpart the Irish Farmers' Association is now exporting more than 1,000 sows a week to Germany.

The North/South PigCompany was established to give producers a stronger voice in the supply chain and better returns from the marketplace.

Managing director Paul Gilmore said: "The aim of our company, a farmer-owned co-operative, is to reward its producer shareholders with the kind of prices they deserve for their produce.

"We believe a lot more can be achieved through strength in numbers.

"Cull sow prices have risen dramatically on the island of Ireland as a direct result of our company identifying new markets for these pigs. An information meeting on the North/South Pig Company for all pig producers is being held tomorrow at 8pm in the City Hotel, Armagh.

"We will be telling producers about plans we have in relation to the processing of local pig meat and plans to give producers an opportunity to get involved," said Mr Gilmore.

Source: Belfast Telegraph
calendar icon 8 February 2006
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