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April date for Irish Pig Health Society symposium
Barry Murphy
The pig event will feature presentations on sow lactation and longevity, as well as gilt retention.
31 December 2022 News
Protests in 2022: pig farmer and egg producer blockades
Pig and poultry farmers protested at a number of locations this year, calling for higher prices due to their crippling input costs.
14 December 2022 Pigs
End to pig farm income ‘horrors’ in 2023 – Teagasc
Pig farms are set to see fortunes somewhat turn in 2023 following a year where they incurred average losses of €422,000.
Make sure your Christmas ham is Irish Bord Bia QA pork - IFA
The IFA's pigs committee is calling on shoppers to back Irish pig farmers this Christmas.
23 November 2022 Pigs
Malaysian market opens for Irish pigmeat
The Malaysian market of some 33m people consuming on average 17kg of pigmeat annually has opened for the Irish pig sector.
23 November 2022 Pigs
Pig keepers ‘dumping’ pigs in woods
Some people who went about breeding their own pigs for the freezer during the Covid-19 pandemic are now dumping their animals in woods and on farmland, says an animal rescue.
8 November 2022 Pigs
Agri jobs: stockperson for Cavan piggery
The Irish Farmers Journal has compiled some of the latest roles available in the farm sector this week.
29 October 2022 News
Pig efficiency improvements
While we can lament a pig industry, the results of work for the last 40 years show improvements, writes Gerard McCutcheon, Teagasc.
19 October 2022 Pigs
Pig crisis shows no signs of abating
There was little cause for pig farmer optimism at the Teagasc national pig conference on Tuesday, where farmers were told that pig price signals were not encouraging.
19 October 2022 Pigs
Energy options for pig farmers
There are changes that pig farmers can make in the short, medium and long term to reduce energy bills, writes Louise Clarke of Teagasc Ballyhaise.
19 October 2022 Pigs
An extreme 14 months in the Irish pig sector – the learnings so far
The current financial situation facing pig producers is unprecedented in living memory, writes Teagasc Moorepark's Michael McKeon.
19 October 2022 Pigs
No sign yet of grain markets easing early next year – trader
The high input costs associated with growing grain are putting farmers off increasing their production and boosting global supply, pig farmers were told at the Teagasc national pig conference.
19 October 2022 News