Pig/Poultry

New multimillion pig innovation centre

New multimillion pig innovation centre

Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King has visited the former pig testing station for Northern Ireland to gauge plans for an innovative pig...

November 4, 2013

‘Renewed sense of optimism for Irish pig sector’

‘Renewed sense of optimism for Irish pig sector’

“Farmers will be attending this year’s Teagasc National Pig Farmers Conference with a renewed since of optimism, after the recent...

October 18, 2013

Chinese buyers eye Ireland’s pigmeat

Chinese buyers eye Ireland’s pigmeat

Bord Bia will host six Chinese pigmeat companies and the China Meat Association, the governing body responsible for China’s meat...

September 25, 2013

McDonald’s Ireland brings home the bacon in new deal with Dew Valley

McDonald’s Ireland brings home the bacon in new deal with Dew Valley

McDonald’s Ireland and Dew Valley have announced that the Tipperary-based bacon producer has been awarded a contract to supply up to...

September 16, 2013

The essential pig data handbook

The essential pig data handbook

The View from Northern Ireland:  Local pig producers recently received a copy of The Essential Pig Data Handbook by the College...

September 13, 2013

Kerry Foods to increase Irish pig meat purchases, IFA

Kerry Foods to increase Irish pig meat purchases, IFA

Kerry Foods is set increase the quantity of Irish pig meat purchased for both its domestic and export markets, and to...

September 5, 2013

Pig prices in the range of 175 – 180c/kg, latest from Bord Bia

Pig prices in the range of 175 – 180c/kg, latest from Bord Bia

Irish pig prices last week were in the range of 175 – 180c/kg, this is according to an update from...

September 2, 2013

Irish poultry set for funding bonanza

Irish poultry set for funding bonanza

The Irish poultry sector, which employs hundreds of people in mainly Cavan and Monaghan, and throughout Ireland is set to...

August 30, 2013

SuperValu adopts world’s first DNA bacon traceability

SuperValu adopts world’s first DNA bacon traceability

SuperValu is to become the first retailer in the country to have access to the world’s first national DNA database for...

August 29, 2013

Irish pig prices 173-180c/kg, Bord Bia

Irish pig prices 173-180c/kg, Bord Bia

Irish pig prices this week were in the range of 173 – 180c/kg, according to the latest Bord Bia Food...

August 27, 2013

IFA-led DNA pigmeat research uncovers ‘mislabelling’

IFA-led DNA pigmeat research uncovers ‘mislabelling’

Findings from an Irish Farmers Association (IFA)-led DNA pigmeat traceability programme has uncovered “misleading labelling” of Irish pigmeat. Speaking to...

August 23, 2013

Egg producers – are you registered?

Egg producers – are you registered?

The View from Northern Ireland: Throughout the year, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (DARD) Agri-food Inspection Branch receives many...

August 13, 2013

Irish poultry industry at a crossroads, IFA

Irish poultry industry at a crossroads, IFA

In Focus: Irish farmers and consumers are being “snubbed” by major retail chains, according to Alo Mohan, national poultry committee...

August 9, 2013

Latest pig supplies at export meat plants 53,400

Latest pig supplies at export meat plants 53,400

Irish pig prices this week were in the range of 168 – 173c/kg. For the week ending the 6 July, total pig supplies at export meat...

July 18, 2013

A first for Oldfarm

A first for Oldfarm

It has taken almost three years but Oldfarm has got the Bord Bia Quality Assured mark for their free-range pork and...

July 16, 2013

Pretty fly

Pretty fly

What do you think of the humble house fly ? Is it a pest; an irrelevance; or a carrier of...

July 15, 2013

Tesco smash Irish egg producers, claim IFA

Tesco smash Irish egg producers, claim IFA

Tesco is manipulating the price of eggs with the intention of stealing the market share and smashing the viability of...

July 12, 2013

Pig farms under animal welfare investigation

Pig farms under animal welfare investigation

Farm animal welfare watchdog Compassion has recently undertaken an investigation into five pig farms in Ireland. “The findings were worse...

June 24, 2013