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Declan Marren
Declan Marren

Livestock specialist



Declan has a BAgrSC in Animal and Crop Production and has just completed a UCD/Teagasc PhD in Beef Production.

Farm Profit Programme: Sow, grow, harvest, repeat
Arthur Duguid gives an update on the happenings at Cranna as harvest comes to a close.
By Declan Marren on 12 September 2017
With the season starting to look catchy, this week’s mini-technical piece takes a look at some of the grain treatment options available.
By Declan Marren on 31 August 2017
Farm Profit Programme: waiting game for harvest at Arnage
With winter crop now harvested, the Biffens are waiting on the weather to get spring barley cut in what is quickly becoming a ‘smash and grab’ harvest in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
By Declan Marren on 04 September 2017
For those with mid-season flocks now is the time to take in the tups on farm and make sure they are fit for purpose come mating time, writes Declan Marren.
By Declan Marren on 17 August 2017
Difficult grazing conditions at Drumforber
The changeable weather of the last few week has slowed grass growth and made cleaning out paddocks more challenging for Andrew Gammie in Laurenckirk.
By Declan Marren on 17 August 2017
Breeding season continues in Caithness
As the summer progresses, Mark Mackay gives an update with happenings on the farm. Declan Marren reports.
By Declan Marren on 10 August 2017
Anthelmintic resistance may not be the most interesting of subjects to talk about but is something that is becoming a real problem on farms across the country.
By Declan Marren on 10 August 2017
Farm Profit Programme: growing their way to success
The Duguids at Mains of Cranna are focusing on growing and utilising more grass on the farm.
By Declan Marren on 03 August 2017
Grazed grass costs around 6 – 8 p/kgDM. Compare this to grass silage at double the cost, or concentrate feed which is anywhere from double to quadruple the cost, you can see why maximising the contrib
By Declan Marren on 27 July 2017
Declan Marren explains the 10 steps to successfully finishing cattle.
By Declan Marren on 27 July 2017
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