No official change in quotes last week but a noticeable increase in buying activity, has resulted in plenty of unofficial price increases. This trend is more evident in the northern part of the country and across the border in Northern Ireland.
Reports to IFA has said that factories in these regions are willing to pay 188c/kg – 190c/kg in order to secure extra pigs. IFA Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan said that the pig factories had resisted increasing prices paid to all farmers but he called on them to officially increase the pig price by 4c/kg this Friday. The pig kill last week was 66,965.