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Pig Newsletter - April 2022


Get the latest information and advice from the Teagasc Pig Team. In this month's edition: Dealing with Stress, New Nitrate Regulations and BSAS 2022 Industry Prize Winners Feature.

View it here: Teagasc Pig Newsletter - April 2022 (PDF)

The pig price rise at the start of the month was an overdue but very welcome boost to the sector. We are now 10 cent behind the EU average, but with many countries now in the €1.95-€2.02 per kg dead weight price range we should expect more in the coming weeks. The Government announcement of a €13 million exceptional aid package is also very welcome and we await the details and delivery of this package very shortly.

As mentioned last month, our main focus at this time is on assisting farmers to review current costs, prepare cashflows and assist in accessing finance to get through this crisis. If you haven’t already done this, contact your Advisor now to develop your plan. With all the pressure that the financial uncertainty brings it’s more important than ever to look after your own health.

This newsletter has an excellent article by Louise Clarke and John McNamara on Dealing with Stress. In our latest episode of The Pig Edge podcast Ciarán Carroll talked to George Graham, a sheep farmer from Wexford to discuss his experiences and where to find help. You can access this episode and more at The Pig Edge here

In this issue:

  • Dealing with Stress
  • New Nitrate Regulations
  • BSAS 2022 Industry Prize Winners Feature