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Articles Tagged ‘pigs’

Alltech E-CO2 announces three-in-one pig production efficiency tool



Talking to British Pig and Poultry Fair attendees last week, Alltech E-CO2 head of farm and consultancy services James Wynne said that for the first time, the industry now has an all-encompassing computer model for benchmarking physical, financial and environmental performance.

Animal health and sustainability findings from European group


A consortium of 22 academic and animal health industry partners in Europe gathered yesterday to share novel findings that promote innovation and digital technologies intended to help producers improve the health and wellness of pig and poultry herds and enhance production efficiency.

Consumers urged to check country of origin



Speaking at a protest outside a butcher shop this week, Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) Pigs Committee chairman Pat O'Flaherty called on consumers to check that retailers' claims to support Irish suppliers match the reality.

Early uplift in pig prices expected


Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tom Hogan has said that pig farmers are expecting an uplift in prices early in the year and stable pig prices for 2017 which will help to give them a chance to recoup the losses of the past 18 months.

IFA outlines importance of nitrates regulations review


IFA president Joe Healy this week led a delegation to meet with Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed and Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Simon Coveney, to set out the IFA’s priorities in the forthcoming review of the nitrates regulations.

IFA outraged by pig price drop


Irish Farmers' Association (IFA) National Pigs Committee chairman, Pat O’Flaherty, said the IFA is outraged at processors’ decision to drop pig prices today.

One-third of pigmeat samples not Irish – IFA


DNA testing has revealed that nearly one-third of pigmeat samples from butcher shops around the country were not Irish, with IFA National Pigs and Pigmeat Committee Chairman Pat O'Flaherty describing the misleading of consumers as a serious issue.

Teagasc urges strong sector attendance at annual pig conference


Teagasc is enocuraging all involved in the pig sector to attend its annual Pig Farmers' Conference. Head of Teagasc's Pig Development Department, Ciarán Carroll, said the conference provides an opportunity to meet fellow producers and access latest sectoral information available from Teagasc.

To pellet or not to pellet?


Farmers frequently ask us whether it is more cost-effective to feed diets in meal or pellet form, write Peadar Lawlor and Fiona O’Meara, Teagasc, Pig Development Department, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co Cork.