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Ireland's Pig Farmers To Each Get €20,000 Emergency Payment

The IFA says the support is badly needed.

Pig farmers are to get an emergency payment worth €20,000 each under plans going to Cabinet this morning.

Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue will tell his colleagues the sector has suffered serious financial loss over the last few months due to rising feed costs and falling prices for pigs.

A total of €7 million will be divided among Ireland's some 300 pig farmers.

It'll be paid to all finisher pig farmers who're members of the Bord Bia quality assurance scheme. 

President of the Irish Farmers' Association, Toomevara's Tim Cullinan, says the payment's badly needed:

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