The Irish Pig Sector Year in Review and Outlook for 2021
For the last The Pig Edge podcast episode of the year, Ciarán Carroll, Head of Teagasc Pigs Knowledge Transfer was joined by Michael McKeon, Specialist Pig Development Officer with Teagasc, based at Moorepark, with a review of the Irish Pig Sector in 2020 and the outlook for 2021.
Michael covers what happened with pig and feed prices in 2020 and the impact that Covid-19 and the more recent outbreaks of African Swine Fever (ASF) has had on the sector. Despite all the difficulties during 2020, it still turned out to be a profitable year for Irish pig farmers.
Looking forward to 2021, Michael discusses the pig meat and feed trade, the potential impacts that continuing Covid-19 and ASF problems may have and of course, the impact of a ‘deal or no deal’ Brexit.