Government pig sector funding an important first step

IFA Pres Tim Cullinan said that the funding announced for the sector is an important first step in addressing the current crisis.

“I would acknowledge the efforts of the Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue and his officials and it is important that this funding is deployed quickly and without excessive bureaucracy” he said.

“Unfortunately, there is no sign of a light at the end of the tunnel on this crisis. While today’s announcement will certainly help it will not be sufficient unless there is an unexpected turn in the market” he said.

IFA National Pig Chairman Roy Gallie said “Pig farmers are currently losing between €35 and €40 a pig and it is very tough for pig farmers at present. We must get this money out to them as a matter of urgency” he said.

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