A new €3.5 million pig research facility was officially opened by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed TD in Teagasc Moorepark, Fermoy, on Friday last, May 19.
The new state-of-the-art research facility, covers 6,000 square metres and can accommodate a 200 sow integrated herd, producing over 5,500 pigs per year.
Teagasc Director, Professor Gerry Boyle, outlined the current and future research programme being undertaken by Teagasc to support the pig sector.
This includes work on pig nutrition and management, sow productivity, animal health and welfare, genetics and environment.
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