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Pig Newsletter January 2022

Welcome to the January edition of our monthly newsletter. In this month's edition: Quality Control of feed ingredients and Using pig slurry to save money makes more sense than ever

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

The start of this year and the months ahead are unprecedented and extremely challenging for all producers. The Teagasc Pig Development Department (PDD) is committed to work diligently on assisting producers during the current crisis in whatever way is needed. Much focus is on assisting producers review on farm costs and assisting in accessing finance that is much needed to help navigate through this extremely challenging period.

We in the PDD have been engaging with key stakeholders and in recent weeks we have had ongoing and regular contact with the IFA, meetings with the IGFA/Feed Mills and the Banks to outline the issues facing the sector, the losses occurring, what’s required to fund the sector going forward and likely outlook for the sector for 2022.
We strongly encourage all farmers to talk to their bank to highlight the current circumstances and apply for the finance needed at the earliest stage possible. The PDD advisory team are on hand to assist producers in preparing documents such as cashflows to support such applications. 

We are also hosting a webinar on “Financial supports to weather the crisis” on February 16th at 1pm. Further details and registration link to follow.

The PDD are mindful that on top of this crisis, there are a number of legislative changes that are going to impact pig production this year; such as the forthcoming ban on the use of Zinc Oxide as a veterinary medicinal product in June.

We are holding a webinar on January 25th at 1pm on the “Practical considerations for the removal of Zinc Oxide”. Register below for this webinar.


Also Don't forget to keep up with our podcasts. The latest episode of the pig edge podcast is on How to best plan for the current financial situation with host Ciarán Carroll. You can listen to this and all episodes of The Pig Edge here.