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Northern Ireland
Pigs next in line for contract legislation
David Wright
A government review of the pig sector asks various questions about relationships within supply chains.
8 July 2022 Pigs
Deadline looming for Pig Exceptional Aid Scheme
The closing date for applications in the scheme with payment rates ranging from €3,000 to €100,000 is midnight on Monday 11 July.
13 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.
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
Global grain markets compounding pig problems
Michael McKeon, Teagasc Moorepark, takes a look at feed prices and what’s happening around the world in relation to grain markets.
8 June 2022 Pigs
€1.5bn pig sector supports 8,000 jobs
For the first time the impact of the pig sector has been quantified. Jack Kennedy and Anne Finnegan report.
8 June 2022 Global trade
Pig crisis: tough market outlook for rest of 2022
This week, Adam Woods sits down with Bord Bia sector manager for pigmeat and poultry Peter Duggan to talk about the current crisis in the pig sector and what the outlook is.
1 June 2022 Pigs
Retailers confirm ‘significant’ pigmeat price increase – IFA
The IFA is now calling on this price increase to be passed back by processors to the pig farmer.
26 May 2022 Pigs
‘Narrow majority’ of IFA pig protesters voted for midnight stand-down
A 4c/kg farmer pig price rise has been announced by processors to be effective from next week, taking prices to €1.74/kg, as the IFA’s campaign for €2.00/kg continues.
20 May 2022 News
Hilton Foods pig price protest enters second day
Protesters have remained at the demonstration, which began at 6am on Wednesday.
19 May 2022 News
Pig prices stuck at €1.70/kg despite protests
Should no further price increase be seen, the IFA will not hesitate to organise more pig farmer protests, pig chair Roy Gallie has said.
18 May 2022 News
Tesco UK supports pig sector with £10m package
UK pig farmers who produce pigmeat for Tesco UK stores are set to receive further “accelerated and enhanced” payments until August.
17 May 2022 Pigs