Feed focus of pig event
Speakers at next week's Teagasc pig conferences will set out to address how producers might seek to reduce costs while endeavouring to command the best possible price for pigs slaughtered.
The conferences take place at the Horse and Jockey, Co Tipperary, on Tuesday next and at the Cavan Crystal Hotel in Cavan the following day.
The guest speaker for the conferences is Derek Armstrong who is veterinary programme manager with the British Pig Executive (BPEX).
Mr Armstrong will present a paper on the challenges now facing producers in relation to pig health and welfare, and food safety.