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Teagasc Pig Research Farm Update- 23 April 2020

23 April 2020
Type Media Article

Video in a series by the Teagasc Pig Development Department. Tomas Ryan farm manager in the Teagasc Pig Research Facility gives us an update on what's been happening in the unit.

Tomas Ryan, Manager of the Teagasc Pig Research Facility gives an update on the progress in the Teagasc pig farm.

In this video, Tomas outlines the '3 week' system used in the Pig Development Department in Teagasc Moorepark. It consists of farrowing; weaning and serving. 

The unit is working quite well, although with the current Covid-19 restrictions, the main worry is sales and how factories may be affected by outbreaks within their own staff. They have three week's worth of contingency space if they are unable to sell as many pigs as they would like for a number or weeks. They have been forward selling in the last while also.