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No change last Friday in any quotes for pigs from Irish factories. Irish pig farmers continue to lose money at an unsustainable rate, with the gap between the prevailing pig price of €1.38c/kg and the ever-rising cost of production, getting close to 20c/kg. An actual loss over the cost of producing a factory fit pig is at €14 per pig.

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The volatility of the pig price cycle of high prices followed by increased production and low prices over the past seven months have deepened the financial crisis facing pig farmers.

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IFA Pigs Committee Chairman Tom Hogan called on all stakeholders in the pig sector to face up to the realities of the current economic figures of producing pigs in Ireland.

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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.

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Irish pig prices remain unchanged for yet another week with pig farmers taking from €1.38c/kg up to €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.

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