Ireland - Poultry and pig schemes outlined

It is estimated that the conversion of 100,000 sows to loose sow housing will cost farmers close to €40m in total
Wednesday 29 July 2009 (9 years 4 months 12 days ago)
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Pig farmers have welcomed the €13m scheme for converting sows to loose housing. This was also outlined recently by the minister. IFA pig chairman Tim Cullinan described the funding as essential to enable farmers to comply with the new EU directive due to come into force in 2013.

Approximately two thirds of the country's 450 pig farmers will be eligible for the scheme.

It is estimated that the conversion of 100,000 sows to loose sow housing will cost farmers close to €40m in total.

http://www.independent.ie/farming/news-features/poultry-and-pig-schemes-outlined-1843517.html

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