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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.

Last week's kill rose by another 477 head on the back of higher cow, young bull and heifer throughput.
By Darren Carty on 19 October 2017
While prices have steadied somewhat, the sheep trade continues to be under pressure.
By Darren Carty on 19 October 2017
The trade appears to have steadied, but at a low level, with supplies holding strong.
By Darren Carty on 19 October 2017
This week, Darren Carty discusses handling lambs, clostridial vaccine, liver fluke and scanning early lambers.
By Darren Carty on 19 October 2017
Last week, Darren Carty reported on Department photographic guidelines for adhering to the clean livestock policy. This week, he focuses on feed and transport issues.
By Darren Carty on 19 October 2017
Sheep producers are facing further price cuts, with factories reducing quotes by 5c/kg to 10c/kg in the last week.
By Darren Carty on 12 October 2017
Pre-sale management and transporting animals in optimum conditions can greatly cut down on issues, writes Darren Carty.
By Darren Carty on 17 October 2017
The cumulative price cuts of recent weeks and higher costs due to earlier housing dates is reducing what are already low levels of confidence in winter finishing.
By Darren Carty on 12 October 2017
Producers are facing another challenging week, with 5c/kg to 10c/kg coming off the factory base price.
By Darren Carty on 12 October 2017
Last week’s kill increased to 37,771 head, the highest since 2010.
By Darren Carty on 12 October 2017
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