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Darren Carty is a livestock specialist in the Irish Farmers Journal specialising in the sheep and beef sectors. Areas focused on include technical features, grassland management, herd health, breeding and domestic and global market analysis. Darren is a committee member of the Irish Grassland Association and also sits on the management team of the Teagasc / Irish Farmers Journal and the Dairy Calf to Beef programme. He holds an honours degree in Animal Science from University College Dublin. Previous to joining the farmers Journal he worked as a Teagasc adviser in Galway. He hails from a suckler and sheep farm in county Galway. Aside from farming, he has a keen interest in sports.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed recently launched Ireland’s Social Farming Network project in Co Leitrim.
Darren Carty outlines the sheep system that will come into operation on Tullamore Farm and the reasoning for mixed grazing.
By Darren Carty on 25 July 2017
This week's notes cover cobalt supplementation and poor kill-out in lambs
By Darren Carty on 21 July 2017
Attention is slowly turning to breeding with breeding sales starting to kick and jump in activity in August and September.
By Darren Carty on 24 July 2017
While numbers are starting to fall off, sales have been much bigger this spring with a longer peak trading period.
By Darren Carty on 20 July 2017