IFA President Joe Healy has urged consumers to check twice to make sure the food they buy this Christmas is really Irish, and is priced in an economically sustainable manner.
Following the 4c/kg price drop imposed by two processors two weeks ago, the remaining processors, including Dawn Pork and Bacon and Staunton’s followed with 4c/kg price reductions for this week’s kill.
Disappointing news for pig farmers suppling both Rosderra and Kepak last Friday, with the announcement of a 4c/kg reduction to be imposed on this week’s pig price.
Chairman of the IFA Pigs Committee, Tom Hogan, said the Irish pig price remained relatively the same this week, with quotes from processors remaining settled in the range of €1.52/kg- €1.54c/kg.
Last Friday, pig farmers got very disappointing news of a 4c/kg cut in pig prices from most processors. Prices this week range from a low of €1.52c/kg up to an average of €1.54c/kg.