Irish pig prices remain unchanged for another week with pig farmers taking between €1.38c/kg and €1.42c/kg. Numbers offered have tightened significantly in recent weeks, and the average carcass weight has also dropped by a significant amount, as a result of the prolonged hot weather.
Today, Tuesday of Farm Safety Week focuses on Machinery and Transport. Poorly used or faulty machinery is a major cause of death and injury on farms. Half of all fatal accidents on farms involve farm vehicles or machinery.
IFA President Joe Healy has warned that the British government’s proposals for a UK-EU free trade area while maintaining its own independent trade policy are “seriously flawed and totally unacceptable to Irish farmers”.
IFA National Liquid Milk Chairman John Finn has said the 2017 report by the National Milk Agency, published this week, highlights the role of retail practices when it comes to keeping specialist fresh milk producers viable, and securing domestic drinking milk supplies.