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Darren Carty
Darren Carty

Livestock specialist

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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.

This week's notes cover shearing activity, grazing management and a reminder on tasks for the Knowledge Transfer sheep programme.
By Darren Carty on 27 April 2017
John Bell has replaced the meal bag with posts and reels and is reaping the rewards of improved grassland management.
By Darren Carty on 27 April 2017
Mixed sheep and suckler farmer Enda Stephens is tweaking his system to get the most from grazed grass.
By Darren Carty on 27 April 2017
Here is a reminder on tasks for the Knowledge Transfer sheep programme deadline next month.
By Darren Carty on 27 April 2017
There is no change in the trade again this week, with steers trading on a base of €4.05/kg and heifers on a base of €4.15/kg.
By Darren Carty on 27 April 2017
With a little over two weeks left to the closing date, applications are running at a more advanced stage in 2017.
By Darren Carty on 27 April 2017
Shearing is getting underway, but momentum is slow due to current lower temperatures with activity confined at present to dry hoggets.
By Darren Carty on 27 April 2017
Supplies are finely balanced with demand, with shed-finished cattle providing a reprieve to tightening throughput.
By Darren Carty on 24 April 2017
This week's management notes cover nematodirus and tagging of young lambs pre-sale.
By Darren Carty on 20 April 2017
Grass growth rates vary greatly across the country, but also within regions.
By Darren Carty on 20 April 2017
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