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National Pig Conference 2022

The National Pig Conference 2022 took place in person on Tuesday, 18 October in the Kilmore Hotel, Cavan and on Wednesday, 19 October in the Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary.

Teagasc Pig Development Department and guest speakers presented information relating to current issues within the pig industry. 

Pig Farmers Conference 2022 Proceedings

Topics discussed included:

Gerard McCutcheon, Teagasc Pig Specialist, takes us through some of the Indicators of Sustainability of the pig industry, the improvements that have been made over the years, and where we should focus our efforts going forward.

The rapid spike in feed cost and lag in pig price movement has resulted in Irish pig producers suffering unprecedented losses, writes Michael Mc Keon, however there are tools that can be used to reduce this volatility and maintain a more determinable income. 

Louise Clarke, Teagasc Pig Specialist, says energy is a resource that must be used efficiently and effectively and gives us some tips to reduce energy costs.