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Pig Newsletter March 2021


Get the latest information and advice from the Teagasc Pig Team. In this month's edition: Optimising creep feeding; Mixed up about mixing and Rectal Prolapse – Causes and Cures

View it here: Teagasc Pig Newsletter - March 2021 (PDF)

The domestic market has benefited from increased retail demand due to foodservice closures and reduced importing pigmeat. The Chinese market has steadied and given recent reports on further culling there due to African Swine Fever exports will continue to remain strong. The demand in Ireland and from international markets means we should see the Irish pig price continue to rise.

In this issue we discuss 

  • Optimising creep feeding
  • Mixed up about mixing
  • Rectal Prolapse  – Causes and Cures

Thank you for your participation in the antibiotic use survey highlighted in our last newsletter. If you have not yet completed the survey here are some details: - There is a call to complete a survey on antibiotic use in farming. We are looking for your views, as an Irish farmer, on the use of antibiotics in farming. The survey is being carried out by Queen’s University Belfast and it is important that we hear the views and opinions of farmers like you. The survey can be completed online here More details in this months newsletter.

Don't forget to keep up wth our podcasts. The next episode of the pig edge podcast will be available next Wednesday, 31st March. Host Ciarán Carroll will be joined by Keelin O’Driscoll to discuss Cross Fostering and the Use of Nurse Sow strategies. You can listen to all episodes of The Pig Edge here.