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Pig farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal

All the latest pig farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all pig farming and production news developments in the pig sector.
Competition by factories to secure sufficient pigs is set to intensify.
By Eleanor McBennett on 04 May 2017
Irish pig price stable once again this week, with pleanty of competition for pigs.
By Eleanor McBennett on 27 April 2017
Factory procurement managers are willing to pay above the lower quotes to secure pig supplies.
By Eleanor McBennett on 20 April 2017
Farmers who bargain hard are achieving better prices from processors for their pigs.
By Eleanor McBennett on 13 April 2017
Mayo pig farm wins EU Good Pig Award 2017
Dave and Diana Milestone, owners of Andarl Farm, have been awarded internationally for their commitment to ethical farming practices.
By Amy McShane on 11 April 2017
Irish pig prices remain stable, with EU prices lifting in recent weeks.
By Eleanor McBennett on 06 April 2017
As pig prices in Europe increase, those in Ireland stabilise following a number of weeks of rising prices.
By Eleanor McBennett on 30 March 2017
45% increase in number of live sheep exported in 2016
There was a 45% increase in the number of live sheep exported out of Ireland in 2016 compared to 2015. Meanwhile, the number of live pigs dropped by 23%.
By Amy Nora Fitzgibbon on 25 March 2017
Brazilian meat scandal leads to EU pig rises
Pig prices in Europe have received an immediate bounce on the back of the meat crisis which has gripped Brazil.
By Patrick Donohoe on 23 March 2017
Some processors in the midlands, which had been driving the upward price trend, attempt to reduce quotes to some pig suppliers
By Eleanor McBennett on 23 March 2017
Price increase brings southern plants in line with quotes from northern plants.
By Eleanor McBennett on 16 March 2017
Clearly a sellers’ market and pig farmers should be demanding a significant increase in price.
By Eleanor McBennett on 09 March 2017
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