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Darren Carty
Darren Carty

Livestock specialist

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01 419 9535

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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.

Marts will be required to obtain a new licence by 1 January 2019, at which time the new rules will come into place.
By Darren Carty on 20 February 2018
There is still plenty of bite in the market, but factories remain resolute in keeping a lid on prices paid.
By Darren Carty on 19 February 2018
Spain is the most active market to date with 1,306 calves imported up to the week ending 11 February while exports to Netherland have just commenced.
By Darren Carty on 19 February 2018
All marts will be required to maintain high standards of animal welfare and traceability.
By Darren Carty on 19 February 2018
Calving has entered its peak period at Newford Farm, Athenry, Co Galway, with in excess of 90% of the 110-cow suckler herd due to calve in a six-week period.
By Darren Carty on 19 February 2018
Factories are trying hard to keep a lid on price, but cracks are appearing as demand rises.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
An increase in factory quotes is softening some of the frustration suppliers have over the clean livestock policy.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
The implementation of the Clean Livestock Policy is adding to an already tightening pool of sheep, with factories lifting prices by 10c/kg to 20c/kg to entice higher numbers forward.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
The way in which category C lambs are being dealt with under the clean livestock policy is said to be reviewed this week.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
There has been between 5% and 10% of sheep categorised as category C across all plants in the last week and rejected for slaughter.
By Darren Carty on 15 February 2018
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