All the latest pig farming news from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all pig farming and production news developments in the pig sector.

Pig farmers slow to sell out in Flanders
Noel Bardon
High pig prices in Flanders, Belgium are scuppering their government’s plans to buy-out some of the region's pig units.
3 May 2023 Pigs
45% of rashers in breakfast rolls not Irish, IFA finds
IFA pig chair Roy Gallie said DNA doesn’t lie and that some testing results "identified cases where businesses advertise product as Irish, but when tested, this is proven to be false".
3 May 2023 Pigs
IFA finds 39% of pigmeat sold in food service is non-Irish
The food service sector has come under fire from the IFA after a DNA survey of pigmeat products sold revealed almost 40% of the sector's pork is non-Irish.
Pig price rise needed as Irish price trail behind Europe’s – IFA
The IFA pig chair is looking for a price increase before pigs are supplied to factories next week.
26 April 2023 News
Pig sector upbeat after difficult 2022
Pig farmers met at the 2023 IPHS symposium in a more upbeat mood than they had met last year, with a brighter price and feed cost outlook for the months ahead.
19 April 2023 News
No recovery expected in Chinese market for EU pig exports
Last year, pigmeat production fell in the majority of EU member states, falling on average by 5.6%.
10 April 2023 Pigs
Treating grain can reduce carbon footprint by 10%
John O’Doherty outlined details of the research at an Adesco conference in Co Tipperary last week.
5 April 2023 News
Cullinan pig business moves to unlimited status
Gordon Deegan reports on Tim Cullinan’s pig firm in Co Tipperary.
13 March 2023 News
Pig prices up 8c/kg but farmers yet to break even
Farmers faced an unexpected 4c/kg cut last month, meaning that Friday's price rise leaves farmers only 4c/kg better off in prices than they were at the turn of the year.
24 February 2023 Pigs
Devil awaited in details of €500,000 pig and poultry TAMS
A higher investment ceiling under the new TAMS could see more conditions attached for farmers drawing down the funds.
22 February 2023 Pigs
Energy scheme payments raised
After a slow start to the Temporary Business Energy Support Scheme (TBESS), eligibility criteria have been loosened and compensation rates raised.
22 February 2023 News
Transparency delays with agri-food regulator
Pig farmers want transparency on factory price cuts to be provided by the regulator, once it is established.
15 February 2023 Pigs