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Darren Carty
Darren Carty

Livestock specialist

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087 985 7575


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.

Bord Bia's new Sustainable Beef and Lamb Scheme is settling in well with 957 farmers benefiting from the close-out period.
By Darren Carty on 21 September 2017
Farmers are finding it harder to negotiate above the quoted prices, with last week’s top quotes easing 5c/kg to 10c/kg.
By Darren Carty on 21 September 2017
The beef kill remains high, with last week’s kill recorded at 36,112, but factory appetite is very strong, with agents increasing activity this week to maintain throughput.
By Darren Carty on 21 September 2017
See the calendar of payments taking place for a range of schemes this autumn.
By Darren Carty on 21 September 2017
This week's notes cover guarding against fertility issues in rams, crutching and shearing store lambs and closing dates or applying organic manures.
By Darren Carty on 21 September 2017
The Irish Farmers Journal ploughing demos held with partners Bord Bia and ICBF covered the timely topics of the Sheep Welfare Scheme, liver fluke control and selecting profitable rams.
By Darren Carty on 21 September 2017
Factories are finding it a small bit harder to get stock, as farmers take advantage of the weather, but this hasn't affected prices a huge amount.
By Darren Carty on 18 September 2017
This week's notes cover more information on the Sheep Welfare Scheme, dealing with low dry matter in grass, tagging and dispatch documents for store lambs and demos at this year's Ploughing.
By Darren Carty on 14 September 2017
The weanlings are being marketed as suitable for export to Coop Italia feedlots in Italy or for feeding through the KK Club farmer network for beef supplied to the retailer via Kepak.
By Darren Carty on 13 September 2017
Payments under the Areas of Natural Constraint scheme will commence next week to farmers who have satisfied the stocking rate requirements and have no issues with their BPS application.
By Darren Carty on 14 September 2017
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