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Another good week for Irish pig farmers with an increase of 4c/kg across the board from all factories for this week’s pigs. This leaves pig farmers receiving a price of €1.68-€1.70/kg, but with intense competition from all processors and agents to maintain numbers, some farmers have received up to 4cent above quotes.

Another good week for Irish pig farmers with an increase of 4c/kg across the board from all factories for this weeks pigs. This leaves pig farmers receiving a price of €1.64-€1.66c/kg, but with intense competition from all processors and agents to maintain numbers, some farmers have received 2/4cent above quotes.

Pig prices continue to follow the upward European trend with all processors increasing their quotes for this week’s pigs. While most processors announced their increased quotes of 4c/kg last Friday Rosderra, the country’s largest processor waited until after the long weekend and returned a 6c/kg increase to their suppliers.

IFA Pigs Chairman Tom Hogan has called on factories to implement similar price increases to those seen across Europe in recent weeks. He said that given the recent dramatic improvement in market conditions, factories must now do the right thing and pass this on to farmers, who have been haemorrhaging money over the past number […]

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