Pig

IFA ‘condemns’ price cut by pig factories

IFA ‘condemns’ price cut by pig factories

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has “strongly condemned” today’s announcement by pig factories of another 4c/kg price cut. IFA Pig...

November 13, 2020

3 more cases of African swine fever in German wild boars

3 more cases of African swine fever in German wild boars

Three more cases of African swine fever (ASF) have been detected in wild boars in Germany. According to Reuters, the...

October 5, 2020

Letter to the editor: Latest deductions show need for legislation on farm gate prices

Letter to the editor: Latest deductions show need for legislation on farm gate prices

Farmers For Action (FFA) has been receiving complaints from pig farmers supplying Cranswick Country Foods at Cullybackey (Co. Antrim) in...

September 25, 2020

Meat Marketing Seminar: Understanding the Chinese market

Meat Marketing Seminar: Understanding the Chinese market

During Bord Bia’s Meat Marketing Seminar – which took place in Co. Kildare yesterday, January 10 – the Chinese market...

January 11, 2020

Farmer dismay at refusal to increase pig prices

Farmer dismay at refusal to increase pig prices

Farmers have expressed their dismay at the refusal of pig processors to increase Irish pig prices for yet another week....

March 9, 2018

Best-practice tips for pig management – for May

Best-practice tips for pig management – for May

The Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland has issued best-practice pig management tips – for...

May 4, 2017

Pig shows up at US polling station – not the first time an animal has turned up unexpectedly!

Pig shows up at US polling station – not the first time an animal has turned up unexpectedly!

This week at the New Hampshire in the US, a pig showed up at a polling station where voters were deciding...

February 10, 2016

Pig processors say they’re ‘fully cognisant’ of the difficulties faced by producers

Pig processors say they’re ‘fully cognisant’ of the difficulties faced by producers

Pig Processors are fully cognisant of the difficulties faced by Irish pig producers presently, according to Meat Industry Ireland (MII), the IBEC...

September 17, 2015

Drop in Chinese pig herd will impact entire global market – Rabobank

Drop in Chinese pig herd will impact entire global market – Rabobank

The drop in the Chinese pig herd will impact the entire global pork market from now and into 2016, according...

August 19, 2015

Teagasc is setting up Tinder for pig and tillage farmers (well sort of!)

Teagasc is setting up Tinder for pig and tillage farmers (well sort of!)

A new project being undertaken by Teagasc is looking to get pig and tillage farmers together to increase the use...

June 25, 2015

Pork producers hit by weak demand and strong supplies

Pork producers hit by weak demand and strong supplies

The global pork industry has been searching for stability during the first quarter of 2015, according to Rabobank’s latest Pork Quarterly...

May 7, 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

Environmental stress triggers PCVAD disease in pigs

Environmental stress triggers PCVAD disease in pigs

Stress makes pigs more likely to suffer from Porcine CircoVirus Associated Disease (PCVAD) symptoms, according to the results of a...

April 12, 2015

What new labelling laws will mean for Irish sheep, pig and poultry producers

What new labelling laws will mean for Irish sheep, pig and poultry producers

New EU food labelling rules have been extended to identify the EU Member State or third country of rearing and...

April 9, 2015

Irish pig prices have bottomed out, says Bord Bia

Irish pig prices have bottomed out, says Bord Bia

Strengthening pig prices on the continent may well help to stabilise farm gate returns in Ireland, according to Bord Bia...

February 23, 2015

There’s no problem with foreign pigmeat as long as it’s labelled, says pig producer

There’s no problem with foreign pigmeat as long as it’s labelled, says pig producer

Pig farmers have no problem with foreign meat being sold on Irish shelves as long as it’s properly labelled, according...

February 16, 2015

Butchers slam IFA pigmeat DNA testing campaign as ‘sinister’ and ‘unhelpful’

Butchers slam IFA pigmeat DNA testing campaign as ‘sinister’ and ‘unhelpful’

The IFA’s pigmeat DNA testing campaign has been slammed as both ‘sinister’ and ‘unhelpful’ by the Associated Craft Butchers of...

February 16, 2015

Hogan acknowledges problems in pigmeat sector

Hogan acknowledges problems in pigmeat sector

The substantial drop in pigmeat prices over the last number of months has been acknowledged by the European Commissioner for...

January 28, 2015