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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.

Weather disrupts Elphin in-calf heifer sale
A special entry of 44 in-calf heifers that were due to go under the hammer in Elphin on Monday evening will now be sold on Friday night.
By Darren Carty on 11 December 2017
This week's notes cover mid-pregnancy feeding of ewes, administering the clostridial disease booster and drafting lambs to optimise returns.
By Darren Carty on 07 December 2017
This week's notes cover mid-pregnancy feeding of ewes, administering the clostridial disease booster and drafting lambs to optimise returns.
By Darren Carty on 07 December 2017
Lamb supplies remain strong this week with no real change in the trade over the last week.
By Darren Carty on 07 December 2017
Lamb prices are steady, with a high percentage trading between €4.90/kg and €5.00/kg.
By Darren Carty on 07 December 2017
Last week’s beef kill increased by a further 703 head to reach 40,529, with heifer throughput continuing to increase and compensate for declining steer throughput.
By Darren Carty on 07 December 2017
This week's notes cover mid-pregnancy feeding of ewes, administering the clostridial disease booster and drafting lambs to optimise returns.
By Darren Carty on 07 December 2017
Last week’s beef kill, at a massive 40,529 head, reached the highest level since October 2008, with total throughput on track to reach levels not witnessed for 14 to 15 years.
By Darren Carty on 07 December 2017
A meeting organised by Galway IFA takes place next Monday, 11 December, at 8pm in the Ard Ri Hotel, Tuam, Co Galway and will be attended by the gardaí, dog wardens and Galway County Council officials.
By Darren Carty on 07 December 2017
The top three prize winning pens of lambs at Monday's sale sold from €170 to €175 each.
By Darren Carty on 07 December 2017
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