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Average pig farm set to lose over €330,000 this year
Rachel Donovan
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.
14 September 2022 News
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.
5 September 2022 Pigs
Irish pork granted access to South Korea in EU deal - but not poultry
Pigmeat from Ireland and 13 other EU countries has been granted access to the South Korean market.
Irish pork ‘least expensive at the moment’ – Australian importer
The Irish Farmers Journal spoke with an Australian importer of Irish pork who described its price as “very competitive” compared with that from other countries.
5 September 2022 Pigs
Minister McConalogue leads agri-food trade mission to Japan and Singapore
Japan and the southeast Asia region are priority high-value growth markets for Irish food and drink exports.
29 August 2022 News
Largest EU pig processor faces climate claim court challenge
Danish Crown's branding campaign centred on "Climate Controlled Pigs" has been discontinued as it awaits court proceedings brought by vegetarian groups.
17 August 2022 News
Pigs next in line for contract legislation
A government review of the pig sector asks various questions about relationships within supply chains.
20 July 2022 Northern Ireland
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.
8 July 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
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