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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.

The increase in grass growth over the last week has occurred at a critical time as the 100-cow herd returns to the Newford block for breeding.
By Darren Carty on 21 April 2018
An economic model using a typical 100-ewe flock shows that using five-star ewes and rams can add over €200/ha net profit to the farm’s bottom line compared to using one-star genetics.
By Darren Carty on 21 April 2018
Marts have recorded lower entries of hoggets and spring lambs, while factory agents continue to find it difficult to source required supplies.
By Darren Carty on 19 April 2018
There is a bright long term future predicted for sheepmeat demand with massive population growth predicted in Asia and Africa.
By Darren Carty on 19 April 2018
The trade remains steady at last week’s level, with a strengthening in supplies satisfying demand.
By Darren Carty on 19 April 2018
There was numerous research tips delivered in a series of short presentations at the BSAS conference.
By Darren Carty on 19 April 2018
A ban on PI animals entering the food chain from 1 May 2018 leaves farmers with no reason to keep infected animals.
By Darren Carty on 19 April 2018
This week's notes cover taking steps to guard against grass tetany and coccidiosis in young lambs.
By Darren Carty on 19 April 2018
The trade is steady at last week’s level, with supplies finely balanced with demand.
By Darren Carty on 16 April 2018
Calf sales are starting to fall off and with demand holding, it is resulting in a firming in the trade for good-quality calves.
By Darren Carty on 16 April 2018
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