06 Jan 2011
PIG PROCESSORS MUST DELIVER PRICE INCREASE – IFAPigs
The Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee Tim Cullinan led a delegation of pig farmers at a meeting with processors and Bord Bia to address the unprecedented crisis facing the sector.
At the meeting, Mr Cullinan strongly criticised the processors for failing to return viable prices from the market place and accused them of pocketing the recent increases secured from the retailers by the IFA. He left the processors in no doubt that a price increase was needed now to shore up the dwindling confidence of producers, bankers and feed suppliers to the sector.
Tim Cullinan said that any further delay by the processors in returning viable prices to reflect the escalating cost of production would condemn heavily-invested and committed pig producers to bankruptcy.