Pig/Poultry

IFA protest at Aldi in Cavan stood down after positive talks

IFA protest at Aldi in Cavan stood down after positive talks

The protest by pig and poultry members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) that took place at the Aldi outlet...

May 24, 2022

IFA pig and poultry farmers protest at Aldi in Cavan town

IFA pig and poultry farmers protest at Aldi in Cavan town

Additional reporting by Breifne O’ Brien Pig and poultry members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) are currently engaging in...

May 23, 2022

‘It’s the same nugget, just better’ – company harnesses nutritional benefits of bones

‘It’s the same nugget, just better’ – company harnesses nutritional benefits of bones

A Finnish food-tech start-up has discovered a way to get up to 30% more from a single chicken by harnessing...

May 22, 2022

Tesco to put forward proposal to increase pig price

Tesco to put forward proposal to increase pig price

Retailer Tesco will put forward a proposal next week to work towards providing an increase in pig prices paid to...

May 20, 2022

Research will assess biocide usage patterns in Irish agriculture

Research will assess biocide usage patterns in Irish agriculture

A study is being conducted by researchers at Technological University Dublin (TUD) and University College Cork (UCC), which will investigate...

May 19, 2022

‘Slow progress’: Pig farmer protest continues in Louth

‘Slow progress’: Pig farmer protest continues in Louth

A group of pig farmers, who are members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), remain on the picket line in...

May 19, 2022

Pig farmers take to streets again for Drogheda protest

Pig farmers take to streets again for Drogheda protest

Pig farmers who are members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have again taken to the streets to protest at...

May 18, 2022

Gallie: No white smoke yet on pig price increases

Gallie: No white smoke yet on pig price increases

The chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pigs Committee has said that pig farmers are still waiting for an...

May 17, 2022

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Ireland has 9% of the total bovine population of the European Union, according to a report released today (Tuesday, May...

May 17, 2022

Minister questioned about financial aid for organic-egg sector

Minister questioned about financial aid for organic-egg sector

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue was questioned recently on whether financial aid had been considered for...

May 17, 2022

Tesco announces £10m support for UK pig industry

Tesco announces £10m support for UK pig industry

Tesco has announced funding of £10 million for its UK pig farmers, as the pork industry continues to face challenges...

May 17, 2022

Major processors commit to price increases to pig farmers

Major processors commit to price increases to pig farmers

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that commitments have been received from a number of major secondary processors to...

May 11, 2022

Commissioner: EU not planning to reduce meat production

Commissioner: EU not planning to reduce meat production

The European Commission is not planning to reduce meat production, according a social media post by the EU Commissioner for...

May 11, 2022

Department announces removal of ban on live bird gatherings

Department announces removal of ban on live bird gatherings

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine has announced that the ban on gatherings for sales or shows of...

May 11, 2022

Pig protests suspended ‘pending agreement of all secondary processors’

Pig protests suspended ‘pending agreement of all secondary processors’

The protests carried out by the Pig Committee of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) yesterday (Tuesday, May 10) have now...

May 11, 2022

IFA pig protests: One of 4 processors agree to seek price rise so far

IFA pig protests: One of 4 processors agree to seek price rise so far

The Pig Committee of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) is holding protests at four secondary food processors today to seek...

May 10, 2022

Pig protests: Further IFA action today at 4 processing sites

Pig protests: Further IFA action today at 4 processing sites

Pig farmer members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) will renew protest action today (Tuesday, May 10) at four processer...

May 10, 2022

IFA to engage with more processors in bid to boost pig price

IFA to engage with more processors in bid to boost pig price

The chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pigs Committee is hoping to meet with more secondary processors in a...

May 6, 2022