In recent years pig farmers have withstood several challenges facing the industry. Teagasc has responded to these challenges, assisted by the joint programme, by expanding its pig research programme and resources.There are currently four researchers, three pig research technicians and several postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students dedicated to the programme. In addition, there are five pig development officers who are instrumental in providing the link between research and knowledge transfer. To emphasise Teagasc’s commitment to the Irish pig sector we have recently constructed a modern state of the art 200 sow research facility in Teagasc Moorepark
The research programme includes a balanced portfolio of projects directed towards solving of current problems and issues which are likely to be important in the future. It covers research on nutrition, welfare, health, management, environment and technology.
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