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Tesco UK supports pig sector with £10m package
Barry Murphy
UK pig farmers who produce pigmeat for Tesco UK stores are set to receive further “accelerated and enhanced” payments until August.
12 May 2022 News
Weekly podcast: record beef prices, sexed semen and pig protests
Analysis of the record beef prices seen in marts this week, the latest on dairy markets, carbon emission target negotiations, pig protests, sexed semen use and turf all feature.
11 May 2022 News
Pig farmers expect Friday price lift after protest talks
Discussions held with secondary processors have pig farmers expecting a rise in factory pig quotes for next week.
IFA protests continue as processors meet with pig farmers
The IFA has said that a commitment has been secured from Oliver Carty meats where the secondary processor will co-operate with its suppliers to lift farmer prices.
10 May 2022 News
Four IFA pig protests underway as price campaign intensifies
The IFA pig committee is protesting outside four secondary pigmeat processors.
10 May 2022 News
Protesters leave Carroll’s after processor agrees to seek pig price rise
The IFA’s pig committee led a farmer protest outside the processor in Tullamore from shortly after 2pm on Thursday.
6 May 2022 News
Pig event to focus on the practicalities of surviving sector’s crisis
The Irish Pig Health Society symposium will take place on Tuesday 26 April.
25 April 2022 News
Can solar PV help tackle high costs on pig farms?
With the pig sector in the midst of a cost crisis, Stephen Robb examines if solar PV can help reduce energy costs.
20 April 2022 Renewables
Letter to the Editor: response on Pig Exceptional Payment Scheme article
"Officials did not ‘forget’ to include an area for payment details on the form" - Sinéad McPhillips, Assistant Secretary General, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine.
20 April 2022 Letters
‘Substantial’ pig price rises needed urgently – Cullinan
Farmers need at least 50c/kg on today’s prices to be covering their costs, IFA pig chair Roy Gallie said.
15 April 2022 Pigs
Weekly podcast: Stricter CAP schemes, pig farmer aid and turf bans
An overview of the stricter CAP schemes that could be facing farmers next year, the aid package for pig farmers and Government squabbles over banning turf sales all feature in this wee's news podcast.
14 April 2022 News
Big reduction in China’s demand for pig meat imports
Latest USDA forecast suggests China's pigmeat production is recovering faster than expected, meaning less demand for imports.
14 April 2022 News