Immediate increase in pig price needed to offset record losses – IFA

IFA National Pigs Committee Chairperson, Roy Gallie, is calling on processors to deliver a very significant price increase for pig farmers.

  “Pig farmers have been haemorrhaging money since September 2021 and losses have risen to €40 per pig sold,” he said.

  Since the introduction of the IFA’s DNA scheme, the Irish pig price has been at the European average.

  “We are currently 30c/kg below it. Farmers need an immediate price increase given the very serious crisis in the sector,” Mr. Gallie added.

  Roy Gallie is calling on all processors to announce a 30c/kg rise tomorrow to restore the Irish pig market to the European average level.