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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.
One of the key messages delivered at yesterday’s sheep technical day in Teagasc Athenry is the importance of increasing output in line with improved grassland productivity.
A burst in field activity is helping to underpin demand and steady the trade, with agents anxious to source stock.
By Darren Carty on 19 June 2017
Six weeks of AI finished on 2 June, with 99 out of the 100 cows submitted for breeding served.