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Pig Newsletter - May 2022

Get the latest information and advice from the Teagasc Pig Team. In this month's edition: The National Pig Herd Performance Report 2021; Keeping Accurate Records to become a Top Producer; Improved gestation housing translates into better sow and piglet welfare; Reducing waste water on farm

The latest news, research updates and advice from our Teagasc Pig Development Department

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

There has been no relief in the financial crisis over the past month. Any small pig price rise has been overshadowed by the continuing rise in feed prices. There is expectation of a significant price rise in the coming weeks, essential if we are to move towards breakeven.

In this issue we look at keeping accurate records, improved gestation housing and the positive effects it has on welfare, and reducing waste water on farm.

The National Pig Herd Performance Report for 2021 has been published recently. This report is the detailed analysis of the performance of the pig farms that participated in the Teagasc Profit Monitor (PM) recording system in 2021. The data available and included in this analysis is from a total of 79 herds representing over 62,000 sows or 43% of the total Irish sow herd. Ger McCutcheoon goes through the main findings in our current Pig Edge podcast

In this issue:

  • Accurate Records Become a Top Producer!
  • Improved gestation housing translates into better sow and piglet welfare
  • Reducing waste water on farm
  • National Pig Herd Performance Report 2021