“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.