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Pigs Newsletter July 2018

In this issue: • Effects of the HeatWave • Mid-Year Outlook • Reducing Production Costs • Pig Farmer’s Lucky Escape • Water Footprint of Pig Production

02 August 2018
Type
Newsletter
12 Pages
1,370KB
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Pigs Newsletter June 2018

In this issue: • Future Ingredients for Irish Pig Diets • Potential of Digital & Visual Tools for Knowledge Transfer • The 25th IPVS Congress 2018 • Water- The Forgotten Nutrient

06 July 2018
Type
Newsletter
12 Pages
1,246KB
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Pigs Newsletter May 2018

Latest news and development from our Pig Development Department

06 June 2018
Type
Newsletter
13 Pages
624KB
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Pigs Newsletter April 2018

In this issue: • Full-time Certificate in Pig Production • Getting a better grade! • Wood or hanging rubber toy, how do they compare? • How hot is my hog?

30 April 2018
Type
Newsletter
8 Pages
622KB
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Pig Research Dissemination Day 2018

24 April: Horse & Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary & 25 April: Ballyhaise Agricultural College, Co. Cavan

24 April 2018
Type
Event Proceeding
24 Pages
7,990KB
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Pigs Newsletter February 2018

In this issue: • Waiting for the Post • Teagasc e-Profit Monitor • Extending ‘‘One Health” to “One Welfare”

05 March 2018
Type
Newsletter
7 Pages
620KB
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Pigs Newsletter January 2018

In this issue: • New Nitrate Regulations • PDD Research Update & Outlook 2018 • Netting Precision with the Net Energy System

06 February 2018
Type
Newsletter
7 Pages
595KB
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Pigs Newsletter December 2017

In this issue: • Wasting Feed? Wasting Money! • Rearing Pigs with Intact tails • Review of 2017 & Outlook for 2018 • Liquid Feeding Overview

31 December 2017
Type
Newsletter
14 Pages
899KB
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Outlook 2018

Economic Prospects for Agriculture

05 December 2017
Type
Report
101 Pages
7,397KB
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Pigs Newsletter November 2017

In this issue: • Draft new “Nitrate” regulations • How much antibiotics are Irish pig farmers using? • What floor space per pig do I need?

30 November 2017
Type
Newsletter
8 Pages
816KB
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Pigs Newsletter October 2017

In this issue: • The importance of stockmanship on pig welfare & performance • The benefits of supplementary milk for piglets • What is the outcome for very small piglets? • Re-thinking pig farm design • PDD Publications update 2017

31 October 2017
Type
Newsletter
11 Pages
798KB
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Pig Farmers' Conference 2017

Conference Proceedings Cavan Crystal Hotel - 17 October 2017 Horse & Jockey Hotel - 18 October 2017

18 October 2017
Type
Event Proceeding
82 Pages
1,454KB
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Pigs Newsletter September 2017

In this issue: • What to expect from the Teagasc Pig Farmers’ Conference 2017 • Batch farrowing • Interesting findings from WAFL 2017 • Enrichment diversity for piglets

30 September 2017
Type
Newsletter
9 Pages
728KB
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TResearch: Autumn 2017

Waste2Fuels - creating next generation biofuels

06 September 2017
Type
Magazine
36 Pages
7,222KB
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Pigs Newsletter August 2017

In this issue: • Interpig 2016 • Efficient, high welfare & excellent quality pigmeat from entire male pigs • GroupHouseNet: Preventing damaging behaviour in group housed pigs & chickens • Advances in Knowledge Transfer

31 August 2017
Type
Newsletter
11 Pages
585KB
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Pigs Newsletter July 2017

In this issue: • Mid-year outlook 2017 • Pig herd performance further improves in 2016 • Teagasc/UCD Business Strategy course • Safety in the work place • Farrowing crate flooring type and piglet mortality

31 July 2017
Type
Newsletter
10 Pages
842KB
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Pigs Newsletter June 2017

In this issue: • Consumers & meat quality • Do you need to review your diets? • Nutritional importance of colostrum for the new-born piglet

11 July 2017
Type
Newsletter
9 Pages
831KB
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Pigs Newsletter May 2017

In this issue: • Brexit – The who, why, what & where • Safe Electricity • Overview of the 9th Feet First Swine Seminar • Fibre utilization in pig diets

31 May 2017
Type
Newsletter
12 Pages
903KB
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Pigs Newsletter April 2017

In this issue: • Managing fire safety • The IPHS Symposium • The Green Farm workshop • GLAS – Growing potential for pig slurry

30 April 2017
Type
Newsletter
9 Pages
878KB
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Pigs Newsletter March 2017

In this issue: • ISAH Conference 2017 • AHDB Real Welfare Baseline Report • Agri Aware’s Farm Walk and Talk series 2017 • Pig transport: An overview

31 March 2017
Type
Newsletter
8 Pages
785KB
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Pigs Newsletter February 2017

In this issue: • Fire safety on pig farms • EU PIG innovation group • Temple Grandin, a pioneer in improving animal farming

02 March 2017
Type
Newsletter
8 Pages
823KB
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Pigs Newsletter January 2017

In this issue: • Research update & outlook 2017 • Optimum fasting times • Market update

07 February 2017
Type
Newsletter
7 Pages
518KB
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Pigs Newsletter December 2016

In this issue: Pig Development Department year review. Antimicrobial resistance: What can farmers do? Better pig welfare leads to better pig health. Pig industry review & outlook

22 December 2016
Type
Newsletter
15 Pages
706KB
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Pigs Newsletter November 2016

In this issue: • PathSurvPig project update • Highlights of EuroTier 2016 • Antimicrobial resistance in Irish pig farms farms

01 December 2016
Type
Newsletter
8 Pages
790KB
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Pigs Newsletter October 2016

In this issue: • An overview of the Teagasc Pig Farmers’ Conference 2016 • Giving piglets the best start in life • Manure records

31 October 2016
Type
Newsletter
10 Pages
1,064KB
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Pigs Newsletter - June 2016

Teagasc Pig Research Facility Update; Overview of the combined European Symposium of Porcine Health Management & International Pig Veterinary Congress; Consumer Willingness to Pay for More Welfare Friendly Meat.

01 June 2016
Type
Newsletter
7 Pages
733KB
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Pigs Newsletter - May 2016

Some Days We All Need a Boost!; Pig Supply Update; PigSys/ePM National Performance for 2015; Overview of the Feet First - 8th Zinpro Swine Seminar May 2016

03 May 2016
Type
Newsletter
7 Pages
727KB
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Pigs Newsletter - April 2016

Best Available Technology- Part 3; Why are Your Pigs Detained in Lairage?; Performance, Health and Welfare of Pigs Not Complying with All-In-All-Out

01 April 2016
Type
Newsletter
9 Pages
1,081KB
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Pigs Newsletter - March 2016

A Summary of Some of the Findings from the Tail Biting Survey; More on Best Available Technology; Effects of Birth Weight, Parity and Litter Size on Pig Performance; Health and Welfare

01 March 2016
Type
Newsletter
10 Pages
1,082KB
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Pigs Newsletter - February 2016

Sustainable Use of Pesticides; An Introduction to Best Available Technology; Staying On-Target; Preliminary Findings From Pig Health & Welfare Assessments on 31 Farms

01 February 2016
Type
Newsletter
6 Pages
805KB
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Pigs Newsletter - January 2016

Review of Pig Development Department Research 2015 Meat as part of a balanced diet Some Good Price News for a Change! Structural Soundness Traits to Look For When Selecting Your Replacement Gilts

31 January 2016
Type
Newsletter
8 Pages
790KB
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Pigs Newsletter - December 2015

Review of Pig Sector in 2015 and Outlook for 2016 National Pig Research Centre Update PIGWELFIND Stakeholder Workshop

31 December 2015
Type
Newsletter
12 Pages
1,788KB
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Pigs Newsletter - November 2015

Getting Through Tough Financial Times Reasons for Poor Feed Efficiency Getting a Handle on Your Figures for 2016

30 November 2015
Type
Newsletter
9 Pages
674KB
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Today's Farm - November/December 2015

In this edition of Today’s Farm, we have a number of articles which focus on Teagasc activities supporting young people who plan a career in farming. Our cover story focuses on a story from Seamus Kearney about a farm family succession in Waterford. We have an article by Patrick Gowing starting on page 9, which features a young new entrant to dairying in Westmeath. In addition, we have an article on page 26 by James O’Donoghue on distance-learning, which enables those in full-time employment to gain their Green Cert. Our article from the Teagasc College at the National Botanic Gardens by John Mulhern points out that students can earn a Green Cert there. It’s a great time to be entering farming and all Teagasc staff are working hard to assist those who make this excited career choice.

11 November 2015
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Magazine
0 Pages
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Pigs Newsletter - October 2015

Teagasc Pig Farmers’ Conference 2015 Piglet Crushing – Causes & Reduction Identifying Iceberg Welfare Indicators During Pig Meat Inspection Manure Records – What you Need to do Now!

31 October 2015
Type
Newsletter
11 Pages
931KB
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Pigs Newsletter - September 2015

Interpig Figures - 2014 performance Are you interested in a high level business strategy course? A guide to environmental enrichment Anaerobic Co-digestion

30 September 2015
Type
Newsletter
11 Pages
980KB
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A Guide to Transferring the Family Farm

UPDATED IN SEPTEMBER 2015 - The purpose of this publication is to help farm families familiarise themselves with some of the complex issues that can arise while developing a farm succession plan.

28 September 2015
Type
Booklet
66 Pages
12,960KB
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Pigs Newsletter - August 2015

TAMS II Update Barley – Is six better than two? Home millers - Are you losing FCE with soya? National Pig Research Centre- Update Gas euthanasia of pigs Energy supplementation for the modern sow

24 August 2015
Type
Newsletter
10 Pages
742KB
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Pigs Newsletter - July 2015

Wheat & Barley Forecast Growth & Health in Piglets Born from Gilts International Conference on Pig Welfare 2015 Welfare Assessment during Meat Inspection

06 August 2015
Type
Newsletter
10 Pages
765KB
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National Pig Herd Performance Report 2014

This report is the detailed analysis of the performance of herds that participated in the Teagasc e-Profit Monitoring (ePM) recording system in 2014.

23 July 2015
Type
Report
20 Pages
1,017KB
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Pigs Newsletter - June 2015

EU Pigmeat Supply Importance of Particle Size in Pig Diets Deciding When to Euthanise or Not Prebiotics in Pig Production

06 July 2015
Type
Newsletter
10 Pages
1,012KB
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Teagasc Pig Newsletter - May 2015

Feed Ingredient Outlook Safety in the Work Place Pig Price Comparison ESPHM 2015 Research Highlights Benefits of Positive Animal Handling in Pigs TAMS II Update

15 June 2015
Type
Newsletter
8 Pages
560KB
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Teagasc Pig Newsletter - April 2015

Pig production figures 2014 Floor based rubber device could improve pig welfare Research Highlights from BSAS 2015 Antibiotic Resistance and Pig Welfare

12 June 2015
Type
Newsletter
8 Pages
316KB
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Teagasc Pig Newsletter - March 2015

A Legend Retires One Breath Can kill Tail Lesions on Carcasses of Irish Slaughter Pigs Managing Large Litters

30 March 2015
Type
Newsletter
8 Pages
544KB
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Teagasc Pig Newsletter - February 2015

Pig Manure: A valuable Fertiliser - Pigmeat exports 2014 - How Biosecure is your Unit - Implications of removing antibiotics from weaner feed

01 February 2015
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Newsletter
6 Pages
817KB
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Teagasc Pig Newsletter - January 2015

Focus on Feed Costs - Feed Price & Pig Price Monitor - Research Update 2015 - Other PDD information & updates

01 January 2015
Type
Newsletter
5 Pages
483KB
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Pig Farmers' Conference 2014

Pig Farmers' Conference 2014 - Proceedings, Presentations & Posters

22 October 2014
Type
Event Proceeding
74 Pages
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Teagasc in Europe 2007 - 2013

Highlights of Teagasc participation in European Union-funded research and innovation projects 2007–2013

25 June 2014
Type
Booklet
28 Pages
8,551KB
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Biosecurity Procedures for Visitors to Pig Units in Ireland

The protection of the national pig herd from the entry of disease-causing organisms is of concern to pig producers because a high-health status is critical to good animal performance, the production of safe pig-meat, the procuring of certain specialized markets and ultimate farm profitability. Advisers and other agricultural professionals must be knowledgeable in disease prevention procedures because they serve as an information resource for their clients. They must be role models in respecting the biosecurity measures required on each farm when their duties take them on to pig units. This booklet will address primarily external biosecurity measures.

02 April 2014
Type
Booklet
28 Pages
6,538KB
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Outlook 2014 - Videos

Videos from the Outlook 2014 Conference which took place in the Alexander Hotel, Dublin on December 10th 2013

10 December 2013
Type
Video
0 Pages
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Lameness in Pigs

Moorepark Research Dissemination Day

26 July 2013
Type
Event Proceeding
32 Pages
643KB
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Teagasc / IFA Pig Joint Programme

Pig production is a major sector of the agricultural economy of Ireland ranking third in Gross Agricultural Output (GAO) after milk and beef. Pigmeat amounts to about 6% of GAO. The value of pigmeat exports in 2012 was €507m. Teagasc is unique in that it provides a Knowledge Transfer (Advisory), Research and Education/Training service to the farming sector. The focus of the Teagasc Pig Development Department Programme is to improve profitability, increase sow productivity and grow the national sow herd, while operating to the highest standards of pig welfare and to produce quality assured pig meat while adopting best practice to protect the environment.

24 June 2013
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4 Pages
549KB
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Online Animal Nutrition Clinic Q&A's

Teagasc held their first live online Q&A session through social media on Wednesday 27 February with Dr. Siobhan Kavanagh, Nutrition Specialist, Teagasc. The questions and answers have been compiled below.

27 February 2013
Type
Event Proceeding
13 Pages
1,584KB
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Pig Conference 2012

Proceedings from the Teagasc National Pig Conferences which took place on 23 October in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Tipperary and the 24 October in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Cavan.

25 October 2012
Type
Event Proceeding
72 Pages
2,093KB
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Feed Crisis Newsletter

Pig Development Department, Peadar Lawlor & Michael McKeon, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork

31 August 2012
Type
Newsletter
4 Pages
88KB
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The Irish Pig Sector 2011

Pig production in Ireland ranks third in importance behind beef and milk production with a farm-gate value of €331 million, accounting for 6% of Gross Agricultural Output. Employment in the pig sector accounts for at least 1,300 labour units on farms. The total number employed in associated sectors such as pig meat processing, feed manufacture, haulage and services is estimated at 7,000.

01 November 2011
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Media Article
5 Pages
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Pig Conference 2011

Conference Proceedings & Presentations from the Pig Conference which was held in the Cavan Crystal Hotel, Co. Cavan on the 18 October and in the Horse and Jockey Hotel, Co. Tipperary on the 19th October 2011.

24 October 2011
Type
Event Proceeding
0 Pages
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Key Components of Good Loose Dry Sow Housing Systems

With the January 1st 2013 in sight, group housing will soon become a reality for all Irish producers. Systems that work for one may not work for another. Group system design and management features associated with high sow welfare standards include:

03 October 2011
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Media Article
3 Pages
64KB
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The Economics of Early Culling

Managing sow culling properly is a key factor in maximising profitability in pig production. A sound culling policy is an integral part of herd management.

02 October 2011
Type
Media Article
3 Pages
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Feed Price Increases have a double impact on Pig Producers

The resilience of the pig production sector in Ireland, as well as in other countries, has been severely tested since grain harvest of 2010. Pig producers have incurred substantial losses while having to access additional working capital in order to maintain pig units in operation

01 September 2011
Type
Media Article
2 Pages
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Pig Development Department - Research Results on Alternative Uses for Pig Manure

Increasing the amount of energy produced from renewable sources is a stated objective of the EU. Anaerobic Digestion, as investigated in this project, can extract energy from animal and plant biomass, while still retaining the nutritive value of the material as fertiliser. This project looked at reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from stored pig manure, by capturing methane during anaerobic digestion which would otherwise be produced naturally in storage under anaerobic conditions. In addition, production of renewable energy from pig manure is carbon neutral and offsets carbon dioxide that would otherwise be produced by fossil fuels, thus helping to meet Ireland’s targets to reduce CO2 emissions. Anaerobic digestion can also help reduce pathogen levels in pig manure. However, it is important to be aware that anaerobic digestion does not reduce the P and N content of manure. Moreover, as the manure will most likely be co digested with other biomass the N and P content of the digested material will likely be even higher than that of the raw manure.

25 August 2011
Type
Event Proceeding
84 Pages
1,634KB
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Returning to Profitability

The last nine months have been a period of severe financial pressure on pig producers. Losses are not sustainable. Producers are anxiously seeking some indication as to when they will achieve a price greater than 50c per kg margin over feed costs.

01 August 2011
Type
Media Article
3 Pages
73KB
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Pig producers becoming ever more efficient

In 2010 the number of pigs produced per sow per year in Teagasc PigSys recorded herds was 23.9. This is an increase of 0.6 pig compared to 2009. The average carcass weight of finisher pigs sold also increased to 78.9kg.

01 July 2011
Type
Media Article
3 Pages
16KB
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Where Have All the Pigs Come From?

In the first four months of 2011, pig slaughterings in licensed export plants in the Republic of Ireland amounted to just under 910,000 or an average of 53,509 pigs per week. This is an increase of almost 4,500 pigs per week or 9% compared with the same period in 2010 when the average per week was 49,023. However, there has been no reduction in the live export of pigs for slaughter in Northern Ireland – in fact these have increased slightly (Table2).

02 May 2011
Type
Media Article
2 Pages
56KB
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Teagasc Road Maps - Pigs

Irish agriculture is facing a period of change. The Food Harvest 2020 report sets out ambitious targets for the agriculture and food industry. Teagasc has outlined the developments required for each of the major farming enterprises and the food sector over the next seven years to 2018. The nine Teagasc Road Maps covering dairy, suckler beef, pigs, sheep, tillage, forestry, horticulture, food and the environment, summarize the expected changes in the shape and size of the individual sectors in the context of the main market and policy issues facing Irish producers in each enterprise. The Road Maps specifically set out the technical performance required at farm level to meet these targets. They take account of environmental and land use implications of these changes and Food Harvest 2020.

15 April 2011
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
155KB
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Outlook 2011

Economic Prospects for Agriculture

20 January 2011
Type
Report
148 Pages
691KB
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Pig Conference 2010

Teagasc Pig Conference 2010 - Proceedings and Presentations

20 October 2010
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Event Proceeding
0 Pages
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Financial Budgeting

The pig sector is now suffering very tight margins (again!) with diametrically opposed falling pig prices and rising feed prices. Having an accurate breakeven figure for your unit may sound like common sense but (at the risk of banging an old drum) how many owners know their bottom line accurately?

05 October 2010
Type
Media Article
3 Pages
82KB
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Pig Training for the Future

Roy Keane is often quoted as having said “If you fail to plan you plan to fail”. The training of new entrants into any sector of the economy is all about planning to have a qualified, motivated workforce for the future.

03 October 2010
Type
Media Article
3 Pages
61KB
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Pig Sector Overview

Pig production in Ireland ranks third in importance behind beef and milk production with a farm-gate value of €300 million, accounting for 6% of Gross Agricultural Output.

02 October 2010
Type
Media Article
2 Pages
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More Focus needed on Lactation Feed Intakes

The modern sow has enormous potential for milk production and producing piglets. She has the genetic potential to produce about 30 piglets per sow per year but is currently falling well short of this mark with an average figure of 23.3 produced in recorded herds in Ireland (Teagasc PigSys Report, 2009).

01 October 2010
Type
Media Article
5 Pages
76KB
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What is the optimum slaughter weight for pigs?

There are reports that carcass weights in factories are averaging ~81.5kg for the first 4 months of 2010. Producers are asking what is the optimum live weight at which to slaughter their pigs.

23 September 2010
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Media Article
3 Pages
31KB
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Loose Dry Sow Housing

January 1st, 2013 is the key date with regards to loose housing of dry sows on pig units. From this date all pregnant sows and gilts must be housed in loose groups from four weeks after service until one week before farrowing.

08 August 2010
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Media Article
2 Pages
70KB
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Nitrates Regulations Update

Farmers have been living with Nitrates regulations (SI 101 of 2009 – EC Good Agricultural Practice for Protection of Waters) for the past four years.

15 July 2010
Type
Media Article
2 Pages
66KB
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Focus On Fertility

Seasonal infertility is a recurring problem on many units at this time of the year. It manifests itself in various ways including delayed returns to oestrus, gilts not cycling or having short heats and increased numbers of repeats, abortions and sows not-in-pig (NIP).

05 July 2010
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Media Article
2 Pages
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Pig Feed Pressure

The pig industry is again suffering financial pressure as a result of the fastest rise in wheat price since 1973 (+ €57/ton rise in July).

12 June 2010
Type
Media Article
2 Pages
67KB
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Time to Consider Sow Housing Options

Farmers are less than three years away from requirements under pig welfare legislation (S.I. 48 of 2008) that sows must be loose housed from four weeks after service until one week before expected farrowing date.

15 May 2010
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Media Article
2 Pages
76KB
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TResearch: Spring 2010

Teagasc Research Magazine - Spring Edition 2010 Mapping Ireland’s soils Bioencapsulation of vaccines Protecting environmental water quality from microbial pathogens Consumer insights: bridging the value gap

22 February 2010
Type
Magazine
40 Pages
4,276KB
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Outlook 2010

The last 5 years have seen a roller coaster ride in Irish economic fortunes with the move from a period of high economic growth to large scale decline. In this paper we describe trends in incomes in farm households in Ireland and discuss some of the changes at the macro economic level.

01 January 2010
Type
Report
153 Pages
923KB
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Pig Conference 2009

Pig Farmer’s Conferences 2009

11 November 2009
Type
Event Proceeding
44 Pages
817KB
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Biosecurity Influenza A H1N1 Herd Protection

Confirmation of pigs infected with the new strain of influenza virus A/H1N1 in Ireland reminds us of the importance of biosecurity in preventing the introduction of disease onto our units. Now is the time to review your biosecurity programme, paying particular emphasis to protect your staff and pigs! Guideline recommendations include:

17 October 2009
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Media Article
1 Pages
63KB
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Mycotoxins & Grain Quality

In 1995 twelve per cent of the national sow herd plus progeny were being fed on home compounded diets. This has risen to thirty five per cent of the national sow herd of 148,000 sows in 2009.

17 October 2009
Type
Media Article
4 Pages
63KB
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Gilt Management

We cull far too many young sows! In a 1996 survey of Irish herds Laura Boyle (Moorepark) found that 32% of sows are culled before their third parity. The same survey found that 4% were culled before they were even served and 15% were lost in their first parity. Martin (Athenry) found similarly disturbing figures in 2001 (Teagasc PigSys data) when he reported that 13% of gilts introduced onto a unit are removed before they even have one litter.

17 October 2009
Type
Media Article
4 Pages
72KB
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Pig Conference 2008

National Pig Conference 2008 Proceedings

06 August 2009
Type
Event Proceeding
70 Pages
6,644KB
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Nutrient Management on Organic Farms

The management of nutrients in organic farming systems presents a formidable challenge, as the use of inorganic fertilisers is not permitted. Therefore organic farmers must optimise a range of soil, crop, rotation and manure managements to ensure a nutrient supply which will guarantee optimum crop yields and minimise losses to the environment. To achieve this objective, an appreciation of the nutrient cycles in farming systems is essential.

01 December 2008
Type
Report
40 Pages
1,153KB
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Managing Staff

Your staff are your best asset. Keeping them happy is the key to the future success of your unit. The availability of better paid employment outside of agriculture and especially for semi-skilled labour in construction has resulted in a mass exodus of Irish workers from the pig sector.

05 June 2008
Type
Media Article
4 Pages
71KB
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Feed Conversion Efficiency Matters

Pig feed prices have risen sharply since last harvest. They are set to remain high into the future due to increased demand for the manufacture of ethanol and depressed crop yields due to drought in some key grain growing areas.

18 November 2007
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Media Article
2 Pages
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Pig Manure

The economic philosophy for any successful business is to maximize output while minimizing input costs. Some in recent years might call this the ‘Ryanair model’ but it is the traditional principle of any production business.

26 October 2007
Type
Media Article
2 Pages
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Pig Conference 2007

Proceedings of National Pig Conference 2007

22 October 2007
Type
Event Proceeding
76 Pages
598KB
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Pig Manure as a Low Cost fertiliser

Pig manure can be an excellent source of plant nutrients including Nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and Potassium (K). It can be used to replace much of the chemical fertiliser required to fertilise grassland and crops and produce very substantial reductions in fertiliser costs.

16 June 2007
Type
Media Article
4 Pages
40KB
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Manure processing

North Carolina (NC) is well ahead of Ireland in evaluating manure processing technology and the picture so far is far from positive. With a breeding herd of over one million sows, it is the second biggest pig production state in the U.S., producing an estimated 17 million m3 (3.74 billion gallons) of pig manure annually.

19 November 2006
Type
Media Article
6 Pages
64KB
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Pig Conference 2006

Proceedings of National Pig Conference 2006

16 October 2006
Type
Event Proceeding
94 Pages
448KB
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Pig producers and grain producers

Rising fertiliser costs, falling margins in grain production, pressure on pig producers from the Nitrates Action Plan all combine to create an opportunity for mutual gains by grain growers and pig producers.

04 September 2006
Type
Media Article
2 Pages
36KB
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Pig Conference 2005

Pig Conference Proceedings 2005

17 October 2005
Type
Event Proceeding
83 Pages
1,276KB
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Pig Conference 2004

2004 Pig Conference Proceedings

11 October 2004
Type
Event Proceeding
104 Pages
2,096KB
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Pig Conference 2003

Pig Farmers’ Conferences 2003

01 January 2003
Type
Event Proceeding
0 Pages
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Pig Conference 2002

Pig Farmers' Conference Proceedings October, 2002

01 October 2002
Type
Event Proceeding
100 Pages
319KB
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The International Cost Competitiveness of the Irish Pig Industry

The authors specially thank Michael Martin for his constant assistance, expertise and for the provision of data used to produce this report; Pat Tuite for his helpful comments and an external referee, who remains anonymous.

01 February 2002
Type
Event Proceeding
103 Pages
1,266KB
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Situation and Outlook in Agriculture 2002

The editor would like to acknowledge the assistance and data provided by staff involved in the National Farm Survey. Thanks are also due to M. Cushion for technical services and to M. Clarke for secretarial services.

01 December 2001
Type
Report
46 Pages
327KB
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Pig Conference 1999

1999 National Pig Farmers' Conference Proceedings

20 October 1999
Type
Event Proceeding
110 Pages
530KB