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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.

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.
By Darren Carty on 22 June 2017
This week's notes cover castration of lambs, blowfly strike and faecal egg counts.
By Darren Carty on 22 June 2017
Recording data such as calf quality and docility can now take place for autumn 2016-born calves.
By Darren Carty on 22 June 2017
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
IFA Livestock Chair Angus Woods says beef prices are holding firm at a base of €4.20/kg for steers and €4.30/kg for heifers.
By Darren Carty on 15 June 2017
Factories are trying to lower the steer and heifer base by 5c/kg, with some trying to secure sales by threatening that there are further price cuts to come.
By Darren Carty on 15 June 2017
The research demonstration flocks have five years of analysis completed on identifying the best balance of stocking rate and prolificacy to deliver the greatest profit.
By Darren Carty on 15 June 2017
Worm counts are likely to be on the rise warns Darren Carty.
By Darren Carty on 15 June 2017
Ireland now holds an eight-hour ewe shearing record following Mark McGeown's impressive performance at Louth Agricultural Show where he shore 514 ewes.
By Darren Carty on 15 June 2017
Six weeks of AI finished on 2 June, with 99 out of the 100 cows submitted for breeding served.
By Darren Carty on 15 June 2017
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