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.

Christmas ham trade strong as consumers opt for smaller joints
Anne O'Donoghue
Vendors around the country are experiencing a strong Christmas ham trade, with a move towards smaller joints.
22 October 2023 Pigs
Update on AHI Pig HealthCheck programme
We take a look at the Animal Health Ireland-led Pig HealthCheck programme and get an update on its activities in recent months.
18 October 2023 News
Teagasc looking to reduce income volatility for pig farmers
The authority is in discussions with the NTMA and the Department of Agriculture on possible measures which could reduce large swings in pig farmers’ income.
'Welfare subsidies' needed to rear pigs with intact tails
The 2023 Teagasc pig conference heard that in Finland, production subsidies are needed to cover the higher production costs associated with raising pigs with higher levels of animal welfare.
18 October 2023 News
Pigmeat production declining in all EU countries
The European Commission has analysed the state of the EU pigmeat market for 2023 and has made projections for 2024.
18 October 2023 News
Buoyant pig prices begin to fill hole left after 2022 loses
Pig farmers are beginning to recover financially after over a year and a half of losses.
13 September 2023 News
50 pigs stolen in English farm raid
Thieves made off with a load of 50 pigs from a farm in Suffolk at some stage over last weekend.
11 August 2023 Pigs
Minimal revision to USDA meat forecast
The United States Department of Agriculture produces a global meat forecast three times per year. The July update shows some change in different countries, but overall picture remains similar to April
16 July 2023 News
Headless pigs dumped in Meath bog
A walker in Meath came across two pig carcases left decaying in a bog.
21 June 2023 News
Pig farmers slow to sell out in Flanders
High pig prices in Flanders, Belgium are scuppering their government’s plans to buy-out some of the region's pig units.
17 May 2023 News
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.
3 May 2023 Pigs