Pig Prices

Meetings planned to discuss future sustainability of pig industry

Meetings planned to discuss future sustainability of pig industry

In terms of the pig industry, the estimated break-even price for finished pigs is in the region of €1.60/kg. But...

October 8, 2021

‘Pigs are backing up on farms at an alarming rate’ – IFA

‘Pigs are backing up on farms at an alarming rate’ – IFA

The chairman of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pigs Committee has expressed his concern at the ongoing staffing issues both...

October 7, 2021

Feed price increases will hit pig farmers’ bottom line immediately

Feed price increases will hit pig farmers’ bottom line immediately

The imminent hike in grain and compound feed prices will hit pig farmer margins almost immediately, according to Irish Farmers’...

January 8, 2021

Calls made for pig price boost amid encouraging markets

Calls made for pig price boost amid encouraging markets

Pig factories have been called on by the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) to increase the pig price tomorrow, Friday, June...

June 25, 2020

Irish pig prices remain stagnant at below €2/kg mark

Irish pig prices remain stagnant at below €2/kg mark

It has been outlined that there has been no rise given in quotes from Irish pig factories for a fourth...

December 9, 2019

Average pig price set to cross ‘record-breaking €2/kg’

Average pig price set to cross ‘record-breaking €2/kg’

Calls have been made for Irish pig processors to apply “a minimum 6c/kg pig price increase” tomorrow, Friday. November 22....

November 21, 2019

IFA calls on Irish pig processors to ‘bridge the price lag’

IFA calls on Irish pig processors to ‘bridge the price lag’

German pig price has gone up by 14c/kg in the past three weeks while Irish pig price continues to lag...

August 16, 2019

Hogan: ‘Pig price rise must continue’

Hogan: ‘Pig price rise must continue’

Pig processors have been called on to “take notice of their European counterparts and pass on similar price increases” that...

April 18, 2019

Video: Hyde Park’s ‘fully integrated’ pig enterprise

Video: Hyde Park’s ‘fully integrated’ pig enterprise

Sean and Darren Brady run a 700-sow unit at Hyde Park Pig Farm in Killucan, Co. Westmeath. The enterprise is...

April 13, 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

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

‘Strong global demand would indicate pig price increase’

‘Strong global demand would indicate pig price increase’

In line with a strong global pig trade, an “immediate and substantial price increase” is being called for by the...

March 28, 2019

‘Pig sector could crumble within months’ – IFA

‘Pig sector could crumble within months’ – IFA

If the current margins over feed cost continue for much longer, the Irish pig sector – the third largest agri...

February 28, 2019

Pig farms’ viability could be questioned by their banks – IFA

Pig farms’ viability could be questioned by their banks – IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has warned that without an increase in prices for pigmeat, the viability of family pig...

January 18, 2019

Light at the end of the tunnel for the Irish pig trade

Light at the end of the tunnel for the Irish pig trade

It has been outlined by the chairman of a farm lobby group’s pig committee that there are signs of of...

November 22, 2018

Pig farmers playing it day by day as the price struggle continues

Pig farmers playing it day by day as the price struggle continues

“Cashflow is so precarious at the moment that some pig farmers need to sell pigs solely to buy feed for...

September 7, 2018

‘A price rise is needed if pig processors are serious about the industry’

‘A price rise is needed if pig processors are serious about the industry’

Pig processors need to up their prices if they are serious about the survival of the industry in Ireland, according...

August 30, 2018

Pig producer revolt: ‘Make no mistake – there will be more radical protests’

Pig producer revolt: ‘Make no mistake – there will be more radical protests’

The country’s pig industry stands to lose “tens of millions of euro” over the next year as factory prices diminish...

August 16, 2018