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More price adjustment as both Dawn and Staunton’s reduced their suppliers pig price by 4c/kg, following the lead of Rosderra and Kepak a week earlier. All pig farmers have now taken a least a 32cent per kilo price reduction since the onset of Covid-19 in early March. This represents a cut of €26 per fat […]

The situation for Irish Pig farms has gone from bad to worse in the past week, with further price reductions of 4c/kg. While price is no down to around to the average price across the EU of €1.64c/kg, throughput remains a key concern to the industry.

Following the change of ownership of both Callan Bacon and RibWorld, IFA Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan said he will be looking to meet with management regarding support for pig farmers, and the processing sector here.

The downward pressure continued on the pig price, both at home and across European markets. Pigmeat plants have experienced similar difficulties as all other meat processors with Covid-19 clusters emerging in many European factories and thus has led to delays in normal throughput.

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