Pigs

IFA pig and poultry farmers protest at Aldi in Cavan town

IFA pig and poultry farmers protest at Aldi in Cavan town

Additional reporting by Breifne O’ Brien Pig and poultry members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) are currently engaging in...

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Tesco to put forward proposal to increase pig price

Tesco to put forward proposal to increase pig price

Retailer Tesco will put forward a proposal next week to work towards providing an increase in pig prices paid to...

May 20, 2022

‘Slow progress’: Pig farmer protest continues in Louth

‘Slow progress’: Pig farmer protest continues in Louth

A group of pig farmers, who are members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA), remain on the picket line in...

May 19, 2022

Pig farmers take to streets again for Drogheda protest

Pig farmers take to streets again for Drogheda protest

Pig farmers who are members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have again taken to the streets to protest at...

May 18, 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

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Report: Ireland accounts for 9% of EU bovine population

Ireland has 9% of the total bovine population of the European Union, according to a report released today (Tuesday, May...

May 17, 2022

Farmgate prices mostly matching increased costs – Ulster Bank

Farmgate prices mostly matching increased costs – Ulster Bank

This week’s Balmoral Show has seen a wide range of updates provided regarding the current state of agriculture in Northern...

May 13, 2022

Major processors commit to price increases to pig farmers

Major processors commit to price increases to pig farmers

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has said that commitments have been received from a number of major secondary processors to...

May 11, 2022

Pig protests suspended ‘pending agreement of all secondary processors’

Pig protests suspended ‘pending agreement of all secondary processors’

The protests carried out by the Pig Committee of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) yesterday (Tuesday, May 10) have now...

May 11, 2022

IFA to engage with more processors in bid to boost pig price

IFA to engage with more processors in bid to boost pig price

The chair of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) Pigs Committee is hoping to meet with more secondary processors in a...

May 6, 2022

IFA pig farmers meet Carroll Cuisine reps in Tullamore

IFA pig farmers meet Carroll Cuisine reps in Tullamore

Pig farmer members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) have been holding a rally in Tullamore, Co. Offaly today at...

May 5, 2022

IFA set to hold pig rally and meeting in Offaly today

IFA set to hold pig rally and meeting in Offaly today

Pig farmer members of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) are set to hold a “rally” and meeting in Co. Offaly...

May 5, 2022

Pig sector support-scheme payments processed for 252 applications

Pig sector support-scheme payments processed for 252 applications

A total of 252 applications were received under the Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme (PEPS) of which over 75% have since...

April 27, 2022

DAFM: No Irish applications for EU pigmeat private storage aid

DAFM: No Irish applications for EU pigmeat private storage aid

No Irish-based companies have applied to date for the EU private storage scheme for pigmeat, the Department of Agriculture, Food...

April 26, 2022

Pig symposium to discuss ways to survive the ‘pig crisis’

Pig symposium to discuss ways to survive the ‘pig crisis’

The Irish Pig Health Society (IPHS) will host its 2022 symposium and trade show in Co. Laois tomorrow (Tuesday, April...

April 25, 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

Calls for processors to increase pigmeat price further

Calls for processors to increase pigmeat price further

The pig sector urgently needs to see an increase in the price of pigmeat if it is to continue being...

April 14, 2022

Minister seeks Cabinet approval for pig and horticulture package

Minister seeks Cabinet approval for pig and horticulture package

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue will today (Wednesday, April 13) seek Cabinet approval for a...

April 13, 2022