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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.
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.
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