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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 Pigs
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.
14 September 2022 Letters
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.
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
Pig price of €2/kg secured - IFA
The IFA says that the pig price of €2/kg is far from breakeven and that farmers are still losing between €35 and €40 per pig sold.
29 June 2022 Pigs
€13m Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme 2 now open to farmers
Funding for a second temporary support scheme for the pig sector had been previously announced, with terms and conditions of the scheme now available to pig farmers.
13 June 2022 Pigs
IFA pig protests postponed with talks to begin on Monday
Pig farmers were protesting to secure €2/kg for their pigs.
11 June 2022 News
Protesting pig farmers ‘not going home’ until price increased
Pig farmers protesting in Kilkenny and Offaly on Thursday say the crisis facing the sector has left them with nothing to go home to and that they are beyond breaking point.
9 June 2022 Pigs
The industry needs to sit down and talk - IFA pigs chair
Adam Woods sat down with IFA pig committee chairman Roy Gallie to see what his solutions are for the current crisis in the pig sector
8 June 2022 Pigs