Pig Farming

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

Irish pig sector has lost over €54m this year – Teagasc

Irish pig sector has lost over €54m this year – Teagasc

Teagasc has told the National Fodder and Food Security Committee that the average 600-sow pig unit has lost €206,000 since...

April 22, 2022

NI pig sector faces an ‘unsustainable future’

NI pig sector faces an ‘unsustainable future’

Embattled pig farmers are facing a crisis in the sector as rising costs and supply chain disruptions are causing huge...

April 9, 2022

Changes to zinc use in pig feed discussed at seminars

Changes to zinc use in pig feed discussed at seminars

“There will be challenges but also great opportunities in the coming months for Irish pig farmers, given the upcoming changes...

December 6, 2021

First meeting of Pig Roundtable chaired by Heydon

First meeting of Pig Roundtable chaired by Heydon

The inaugural meeting of the new Pig Roundtable was chaired today (Wednesday, April 28) by Minister of State at the...

April 28, 2021

Strong market all round would indicate pig price rise – IFA

Strong market all round would indicate pig price rise – IFA

It has been outlined that the home market for pork is “quite strong at the minute while the Chinese market...

September 26, 2019

Westmeath piggery invasion: A farmer’s side of the story

Westmeath piggery invasion: A farmer’s side of the story

On Saturday, June 29, a group of over 50 vegan protesters broke entry and trespassed on a pig farm in...

July 1, 2019

Video: Activists target factory-bound load of pigs in Tipperary

Video: Activists target factory-bound load of pigs in Tipperary

A lorry load of pigs heading to a processing facility in Roscrea, Co. Tipperary, has been targeted by a group...

June 26, 2019

Castleisland farmer awarded title of ‘EU pig ambassador’

Castleisland farmer awarded title of ‘EU pig ambassador’

A farmer from Castleisland, Co.Kerry, has been chosen as an ‘EU Pig Ambassador’ after winning the ‘2019 EU PiG Grand...

June 7, 2019

Polish authorities confirm ASF on 8,000-head pig farm

Polish authorities confirm ASF on 8,000-head pig farm

An announcement has been made by the Polish Chief Veterinary Officer today, Tuesday, June 4, about an outbreak of African swine...

June 4, 2019

Tipperary couple provide insights into free range pig rearing

Tipperary couple provide insights into free range pig rearing

A Tipperary pig farming couple are all set for the start of a busy summer season during which they will...

April 13, 2019

Irish pig kill-out percentage ‘has not been changed in 30 years’

Irish pig kill-out percentage ‘has not been changed in 30 years’

In Ireland, pig farmers are paid on a 76% kill-out basis and this figure has not changed over the last...

April 5, 2019

Irish Pig Health Society to host 50th anniversary symposium

Irish Pig Health Society to host 50th anniversary symposium

The Irish Pig Health Society (IPHS) is set to host its 50th anniversary symposium at the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise,...

April 3, 2019

‘Pigs R Us’ theme: Antibiotic reduction – no impact on production

‘Pigs R Us’ theme: Antibiotic reduction – no impact on production

The biannual ‘Pigs R Us’ conference hosted by Parklands Veterinary Group returns to the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone...

March 20, 2019

Pig AI company announces events in Tyrone, Cavan and Cork

Pig AI company announces events in Tyrone, Cavan and Cork

Elite Sires Ltd, in conjunction with DanBred, has announced it is hosting three information events that will be open for...

February 18, 2019

Pig farmers’ struggle continues as market remains challenging

Pig farmers’ struggle continues as market remains challenging

The average pig price at the moment is €1.36 – €1.38/kg. Sows are making less than €0.50/kg. It would take...

February 1, 2019

Sustainability: ‘Pig production has one of the lowest carbon footprints’

Sustainability: ‘Pig production has one of the lowest carbon footprints’

“We are all eating healthy now and pork is as healthy as you can get.” These were the sentiments expressed...

January 17, 2019

Midlands farmer labels pig price battle as ‘race to the bottom’

Midlands farmer labels pig price battle as ‘race to the bottom’

A midlands pig farmer has frankly described the current price being paid to producers as “a race to the bottom”....

August 17, 2018