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.

Global pig numbers ramping up as EU production falls
Niamh Murphy
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) pig chair Roy Gallie to get an overview of the current climate in the sector.
Versatility of pigmeat to be highlighted at symposium
10 April 2024 Pigs
Versatility of pigmeat to be highlighted at symposium
Next week's Irish Pig Health Symposium is a good opportunity for pig farmers and pig farm workers to attend, the IFA has said.
More pig and poultry farms to require EPA licenses after MEP vote
12 March 2024 Pigs
More pig and poultry farms to require EPA licenses after MEP vote
The European Parliament's vote will mean that almost all pig and poultry farmers will require an environmental license to operate.
Nitrates and labour on pig conference agenda
The Irish Pig Health Society (IPHS) symposium takes place at The Curragh Racecourse in Co Kildare on Tuesday 16 April.
28 February 2024 News
Hope for pigmeat recovery in 2024
Recent price pulls below the €2/kg were of concern to pig farmers who were beginning to recover from a previous bout of severe losses, Bord Bia's Joe Burke said.
24 January 2024 News
China hits peak beef imports
First 10 months of 2023 show a marginal increase in China's beef imports, while sheepmeat imports rebound after dip in 2022.
26 December 2023 News
Pig farmers: 'If I'm going to go through another bad spell I won't be in it'
Our profits are just getting eroded away every week by the processors, one pig farmer told the Irish Farmers Journal.
13 December 2023 Pigs
Christmas ham trade strong as consumers opt for smaller joints
Vendors around the country are experiencing a strong Christmas ham trade, with a move towards smaller joints.
6 December 2023 News
Update on AHI Pig HealthCheck programme
We take a look at the Animal Health Ireland-led Pig HealthCheck programme and get an update on its activities in recent months.
22 October 2023 Pigs
Teagasc looking to reduce income volatility for pig farmers
The authority is in discussions with the NTMA and the Department of Agriculture on possible measures which could reduce large swings in pig farmers’ income.
18 October 2023 News
'Welfare subsidies' needed to rear pigs with intact tails
The 2023 Teagasc pig conference heard that in Finland, production subsidies are needed to cover the higher production costs associated with raising pigs with higher levels of animal welfare.
18 October 2023 News
Pigmeat production declining in all EU countries
The European Commission has analysed the state of the EU pigmeat market for 2023 and has made projections for 2024.
18 October 2023 News