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Biosecurity & Energy Use followed by Farm Visit to Eugene & Ciarán Sheehan pig farm in Co. Cork - Virtual Pig Week

On day three of Virtual Pig Week, which took place on Thursday 22nd October, featured a virtual farm visit to Eugene Sheehan and his son Ciaráns progressive pig farm in Co. Cork.

Eugene and Ciarán Sheehan told us how improving biosecurity on their pig farm led to great improvements in production and reduced antibiotic use. They also discussed their use of alternative energy, solar and biomass, on their farm and the benefits they have seen since switching. The live panel for this event was hosted by Gerard McCutcheon, Teagasc Pig Development Department Specialist Advisor.