Pig Farmers

Tesco announces £10m support for UK pig industry

Tesco announces £10m support for UK pig industry

Tesco has today (Monday, May 16) announced funding of £10 million for its UK pig farmers, as the pork industry...

May 16, 2022

Confidential helpline set up to support pig industry

Confidential helpline set up to support pig industry

A confidential, 24-hour helpline has been set up by the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) to support workers affected by...

October 18, 2021

What other EU governments are doing to help their farmers

What other EU governments are doing to help their farmers

Fed-up Irish dairy, grain and pig farmers took to the streets of Dublin recently to protest about the low prices...

September 3, 2015

Pig farmer jailed for 18 months on animal welfare grounds

Pig farmer jailed for 18 months on animal welfare grounds

Cork pig farmer Rory O’Brien was sentenced to 18 months in prison yesterday (Thursday) on animal welfare grounds. The farmer...

February 13, 2015

Pig farmer found guilty of animal cruelty faces fines of €100,000 and jail

Pig farmer found guilty of animal cruelty faces fines of €100,000 and jail

Cork pig farmer Rory O’Brien is facing fines of up to €100,000 and a possible jail sentence after being found...

February 5, 2015

Is carcase cooling a disposal technology option for the pig sector?

Is carcase cooling a disposal technology option for the pig sector?

Chilling fallen stock on pig units could lead to improved management, reduced disease risk and potential cost savings in the...

January 20, 2015

Pig farmers spent €27m to comply with EU regulations which didn’t increase productivity

Pig farmers spent €27m to comply with EU regulations which didn’t increase productivity

Irish pig farmers spent €27.7m to comply with loose dry sow housing regulations, but the investment has not generated increased...

January 19, 2015