IFA Says Pig Farmers Will Need More Government Support


Pig Farmers will need more support from the Government according to Chair of Limerick IFA pig committee.

Tom Hogan says the package of €20,000 for each pig farmer sending more than 200 pigs to slaughter annually is welcome but that more is needed.

The current conditions have created a perfect storm of rising input costs, for feed, fuel, veterinary and energy combined with low prices due to falling demand exacerbated by Covid restrictions and Brexit.

Mr Hogan repeated a call for a Food Regulator to be appointed to examine the value chain from producer to processor to retailer to consumer to ensure a fair margin for each participant.