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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.

There is no sign of any easing in demand, with factories very eager to maximise throughput.
By Darren Carty on 20 November 2017
Sheep Ireland want feedback ahead of LambPlus deadline
Sheep Ireland is holding five regional meetings ahead of the 1 December deadline for signing up to the 2018 LambPlus programme
By Darren Carty on 18 November 2017
Darren Carty advises on how to finish lambs using extra supplementary feed.
By Darren Carty on 16 November 2017
Darren Carty looks at the best ways to keep on top of fluke during a wet autumn and winter.
By Darren Carty on 16 November 2017
50 sucklers going under the hammer at Sixmilebridge Mart
Sixmilebridge Mart in Co Clare is holding a special suckler clearance sale and entry of in-calf heifers this Saturday 18 November.
By Darren Carty on 16 November 2017
Prices are on the rise as the cattle kill is on track to be the highest in more than 10 years.
By Darren Carty on 16 November 2017
Lambs prices rising another 5c/kg to 10c/kg has increased top prices paid to €5/kg and put many other sellers in the €4.90/kg to €4.95/kg price bracket.
By Darren Carty on 16 November 2017
The sheep research demonstration farm has taken a new direction and is assessing the potential role of clover in pasture-based lamb production systems.
By Darren Carty on 16 November 2017
The knock-on effects of a challenging few months include a fodder deficit from cows being housed a month earlier and fewer 2016-born progeny hitting the target of finishing off grass.
By Darren Carty on 20 November 2017
Kildare Chilling’s 10c/kg price rise to a base of €4.80/kg reflects the bite in the trade and factory appetite to source lambs.
By Darren Carty on 16 November 2017
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