Pig Farmers

Senator requests Oireachtas committee review pig report

Senator requests Oireachtas committee review pig report

A senator has requested that a new report on the Irish pig industry is reviewed by the Joint Oireachtas Committee...

June 10, 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

Pig farmers advised to engage with banks amid sector difficulties

Pig farmers advised to engage with banks amid sector difficulties

Pig farmers experiencing cashflow difficulties are advised to engage with banks to discuss options, the fourth meeting of the pig...

January 27, 2022

‘ASF is opening up market opportunities for us’ – Creed

‘ASF is opening up market opportunities for us’ – Creed

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed was asked to clarify the precautions being taken by the department...

June 27, 2019

€500,000 funding announced for pig farmers’ initiative

€500,000 funding announced for pig farmers’ initiative

The Lean Principle Programme for pig farmers has been allocated funding of €500,000, according to an announcement by Michael Creed,...

May 1, 2019

‘The day of eating 3 or 4 meals around the kitchen table has changed’

‘The day of eating 3 or 4 meals around the kitchen table has changed’

The national treasurer of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) and pig farmer in north Tipperary, Tim Cullinan, has admitted that...

April 15, 2019

Meeting for every ‘serious’ pig farmer on prices ‘crisis’ tonight

Meeting for every ‘serious’ pig farmer on prices ‘crisis’ tonight

All pig farmers around the country are urged to attend a farmer meeting in Co. Offaly tonight on the issue...

April 8, 2019

Pig farmers not getting EU support till the New Year

Pig farmers not getting EU support till the New Year

While dairy farmers are enjoying receiving a €1,395 payment in the form of the Dairy Aid Package, pig farmers have...

December 25, 2015

Irish pig numbers drop 1.2%, farmer groups concerned about prices

Irish pig numbers drop 1.2%, farmer groups concerned about prices

The total number of pigs in Ireland in June 2015 was estimated at 1.5m, according to the Central Statistics Office...

September 13, 2015

What other EU governments are doing to help their farmers

What other EU governments are doing to help their farmers

Fed-up Irish dairy, grain and pig farmers took to the streets of Dublin recently to protest about the low prices...

September 3, 2015

Three things to feed sows for energy supplementation

Three things to feed sows for energy supplementation

With an ever increasing prolificacy in modern sows, what should you be feeding them for energy supplements? Due to the...

August 25, 2015

‘Pig processors short changing farmers by 8c/kg’

‘Pig processors short changing farmers by 8c/kg’

There is scope to increase Irish farm gate pig prices by a further 8c/kg on the back of recent currency...

April 30, 2015

Pig farmer jailed for 18 months on animal welfare grounds

Pig farmer jailed for 18 months on animal welfare grounds

Cork pig farmer Rory O’Brien was sentenced to 18 months in prison yesterday (Thursday) on animal welfare grounds. The farmer...

February 13, 2015

Pig farmer found guilty of animal cruelty faces fines of €100,000 and jail

Pig farmer found guilty of animal cruelty faces fines of €100,000 and jail

Cork pig farmer Rory O’Brien is facing fines of up to €100,000 and a possible jail sentence after being found...

February 5, 2015

Is carcase cooling a disposal technology option for the pig sector?

Is carcase cooling a disposal technology option for the pig sector?

Chilling fallen stock on pig units could lead to improved management, reduced disease risk and potential cost savings in the...

January 20, 2015

Pig farmers spent €27m to comply with EU regulations which didn’t increase productivity

Pig farmers spent €27m to comply with EU regulations which didn’t increase productivity

Irish pig farmers spent €27.7m to comply with loose dry sow housing regulations, but the investment has not generated increased...

January 19, 2015