Pigs

Farmgate prices mostly matching increased costs – Ulster Bank

Farmgate prices mostly matching increased costs – Ulster Bank

This week’s Balmoral Show has seen a wide range of updates provided regarding the current state of agriculture in Northern...

May 13, 2022

Waitrose announces £16m support scheme for pig farmers

Waitrose announces £16m support scheme for pig farmers

Supermarket chain Waitrose has announced a support scheme worth up to £16 million for its British pig farmers. It will...

May 6, 2022

Lincolnshire Trading Standards removes 225 pigs from farm

Lincolnshire Trading Standards removes 225 pigs from farm

Lincolnshire Trading Standards has removed 225 pigs from a farm it deemed to be a high-risk premises. An investigation, warranted...

April 22, 2022

Standard Pig Price must break £2/kg soon – NFU Scotland

Standard Pig Price must break £2/kg soon – NFU Scotland

The National Farmers Union (NFU) Scotland has said that in order to preserve the pig industry, the standard pig price...

April 19, 2022

Concern that NI farmers are not buying enough fertiliser

Concern that NI farmers are not buying enough fertiliser

There is a growing concern that farmers in Northern Ireland (NI) are not buying enough fertiliser to meet their full...

April 6, 2022

Cabinet Secretary hears of deepening crisis in Scottish pig sector

Cabinet Secretary hears of deepening crisis in Scottish pig sector

Leading Scottish pig farmer Jamie Wyllie welcomed Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Mairi Gougeon on his farm yesterday as...

March 17, 2022

Minister announces £2m support package for NI pig farmers

Minister announces £2m support package for NI pig farmers

A new support scheme worth £2 million for local pig farmers in Northern Ireland has been announced today (Friday, March...

March 11, 2022

North’s pig industry is in deep crisis

North’s pig industry is in deep crisis

Large numbers of farmers in Northern Ireland are claiming that the pig industry is in deep crisis – one which...

March 7, 2022

UK Pig Industry Welfare Training platform launched

UK Pig Industry Welfare Training platform launched

A welfare training platform for the pigs sector has been launched by the Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) today,...

March 1, 2022

NI minister reminds pig farmers of ASF risk

NI minister reminds pig farmers of ASF risk

Northern Ireland Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots is reminding pig owners about the risk of African Swine Fever (ASF) following a...

February 4, 2022

NI pig industry issues is making the sector ‘unsustainable’ – Sugden

NI pig industry issues is making the sector ‘unsustainable’ – Sugden

East Derry MLA Claire Sugden has expressed her “profound concern” that current labour shortages and other economic forces are making...

January 26, 2022

November pigmeat production up on last year despite sector crisis

November pigmeat production up on last year despite sector crisis

Pigmeat production in November this year, at 93,000t, was 11% higher than in November 2020, despite the ongoing challenges faced...

December 15, 2021

Pressure continues to build on Northern Ireland pig industry

Pressure continues to build on Northern Ireland pig industry

Ulster Pork and Bacon Forum chief executive, Deirdre McIvor, has confirmed that farmers and processors working within the Northern Ireland...

November 1, 2021

Farming sectors performing well in Northern Ireland

Farming sectors performing well in Northern Ireland

Danske Bank’s head of agri-business, Rodney Brown, is confirming that most of Northern Ireland’s farming sectors are performing well at...

October 18, 2021

Government launches support measures for the pig industry

Government launches support measures for the pig industry

The government has announced a package of measures to support the pig industry which has faced a number of challenges...

October 17, 2021

UK government strikes deal to reinstate CO2 production

UK government strikes deal to reinstate CO2 production

Reports have emerged this afternoon (September 21), claiming the UK government has struck a deal to reinstate carbon dioxide production....

September 21, 2021

Pork crisis: NI’s pig backlog to reach 24,000 by mid-October

Pork crisis: NI’s pig backlog to reach 24,000 by mid-October

The backlog of pigs to be slaughtered could reach as many as 24,000 in just a month, according to representatives...

September 21, 2021

Applications now open for Scottish Pig Producer Hardship Support Scheme

Applications now open for Scottish Pig Producer Hardship Support Scheme

A £715,000 hardship fund has been set up to offer financial support to pig producers affected by the temporary closure...

August 31, 2021