An IFA delegation led by President Tim Cullinan and the Chair of the Pigs Committee Roy Gallie met with the Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue this evening to discuss the ongoing pig crisis.
Speaking after the meeting, Tim Cullinan said the Minister and his officials acknowledged the scale of the problem and the serious consequences for pig farmers.
“A round table meeting of stakeholders is due to take place next week, chaired by Minister Heydon. The Department needs to come forward to this meeting next week with tangible measures to ease the crisis,” he said.
IFA Pigs Committee Chair Roy Gallie said based on Teagasc data, farmers are losing €37.84 per pig due to the price drop, combined with an unprecedented increase in feed prices. They need an immediate solution.