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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.

Lamb returns are being hit hard again this week, with quotes reducing by 20c/kg to 30c/kg.
By Darren Carty on 27 July 2017
Tullow man Dylan Leybourne has established his own Cheviot ewe flock, focusing on the high-value replacement market.
By Darren Carty on 27 July 2017
Factories are trying to regain control of the trade and are applying pressure to try to reduce prices.
By Darren Carty on 27 July 2017
This week's notes anthelmintic resistance, grassland management and deciding whether or not to incorporate clover at the point of reseeding.
By Darren Carty on 27 July 2017
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed recently launched Ireland’s Social Farming Network project in Co Leitrim.
By Darren Carty on 27 July 2017
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
There is no change in the beef trade, with heifers trading on a base of €4.15/kg and steers €4.05/kg.
By Darren Carty on 24 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
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