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Make sure your Christmas ham is Irish Bord Bia QA pork - IFA
Noel Bardon
The IFA's pigs committee is calling on shoppers to back Irish pig farmers this Christmas.
26 October 2022 News
Energy scheme will not cover average pig farm costs
It is not thought that other farming enterprises face the same risk of hitting the state aid ceiling.
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.
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
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
Proposals from Commission on Taxation further targeting the farming sector
IFA president Tim Cullinan said the proposals in the Commission on Taxation and Welfare (COTW) report will only cause uncertainty for farm families.
21 September 2022 Community
Pig farmers receive average aid payment over €85,000
The Department of Agriculture has provided detail of the latest aid funding delivered to eligible pig farmers.
21 September 2022 Pigs
Average pig farm set to lose over €330,000 this year
Processors must increase the price paid to Irish pig producers if they want to secure a supply of Irish pigmeat into the future, says the IFA. Amy Forde and Rachel Donovan report.
14 September 2022 Letters
Supply of pigs 'drying up fast' – IFA
Processors must increase the price paid to Irish pig producers if they want to secure a supply of Irish pigmeat into the future, says the IFA.
14 September 2022 News
Pig farmers issued aid payments up to €100,000
The latest financial aid support for pig farmers is aimed at incentivising a “necessary adjustment” for the Irish pig sector, the Department of Agriculture has said.
12 September 2022 Pigs
Energy costs overtake labour costs on pig farms
Pig farms are facing yet another financial challenge as the cost of energy soars.
10 August 2022 Pigs
Food production crashes in 2022
The EU has just published a report suggesting food production will be back in 2022 despite record prices for milk, beef, cereals and lamb.
13 July 2022 Global trade