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Industrial emissions directive targets small poultry and pig farmers - IFA
Amy Forde
Without an amendment, the directive would bring very small pig and poultry units into a scenario where they needed a full EPA licence, the IFA warned.
3 January 2024 News
The crisis threatening Ireland’s pig farming industry
A mixture of bad luck and bad timing means 2024 could be make or break for many.
13 December 2023 News
Pig price drops are 'pure profiteering' by processors
IFA pig chair Roy Gallie called a meeting in Portlaoise last week in the wake of seven price drops in the last three months.
Number of pig farmers exiting the sector 'frightening' - IFA pig chair
A meeting was organised by the IFA in Portlaoise on Wednesday in the wake of seven pig price drops handed down by processors in the last three months.
9 December 2023 News
Pig farmers hit out at processors at Portlaoise meeting
A meeting was organised by the IFA pig committee in the wake of seven pig price drops in the last 10 weeks.
7 December 2023 News
Pig prices forecast to drop by 11% in 2024
Despite the drop in output price, the Irish pig sector is expected to continue to deliver moderate levels of profitability in 2024.
6 December 2023 News
Pig farmers 'reeling' following further drop of 4c/kg - IFA
Recent price cuts equate to over €6,000 per week of a drop in income according to the IFA.
1 November 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
Poultry farmers warned of break-ins by animal rights activists
A broiler conference in Limerick heard about break-ins on chicken farms by animal rights activists.
4 October 2023 News
Buoyant pig prices begin to fill hole left after 2022 loses
Pig farmers are beginning to recover financially after over a year and a half of losses.
13 September 2023 News