26 Jun 2022

Longford councillor calls for live pigs to be exported to China

Paraic Brady

Fine Gael Cllr Paraic Brady

Cllr Paraic Brady has called on Longford County Council to write to the Minister for Agriculture to look at “exporting our pigs live to China as there is a huge shortage of pigs due to swine flu”.

“The pig industry is on its knees in Ireland at this time. Pig farmers, especially, are on their knees due to the price of meal and the price of the finished product. It’s not sustainable at all at the moment for them,” he said.

“There’s a need for the Irish pig across the world.”

The motion was seconded by Cllr PJ Reilly and supported by other elected members present at last week’s monthly council meeting.

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