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Darren Carty
Darren Carty

Livestock specialist

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087 985 7575


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.

A long housing period has come to an end for 50 cows and their calves which were turned out to grass this week.
By Darren Carty on 17 March 2018
Is this Ireland’s most prolific ewe? She has given birth to 14 lambs in three years.
By Darren Carty on 16 March 2018
Last week’s calf exports are the highest listed in Bord Bia’s online records, which date back to 1995.
By Darren Carty on 16 March 2018
Firm market demand and relatively tight supplies have witnessed prices rising by €1/kg over the last three to four weeks.
By Darren Carty on 15 March 2018
Producers with hoggets to sell remain in a great position, with prices rising by a further 15c/kg to 20c/kg since last week.
By Darren Carty on 15 March 2018
Factories have taken back control of the trade and locked down prices.
By Darren Carty on 15 March 2018
This week's notes cover management of in-lamb yearling hoggets, taking precautions to prevent grass tetany and administering the orf vaccine.
By Darren Carty on 15 March 2018
The premier sheep event takes place on Saturday 7 July and includes sheep breed championships and displays, technical information, trade stands and a food extravaganza.
By Darren Carty on 15 March 2018
Last week’s 5c/kg increase in beef prices is proving hard to replicate with factory agents resisting further upward price pressure.
By Darren Carty on 14 March 2018
Last week’s lift in factory prices and strong appetite of agents to secure additional supplies is very evident in mart sales with prices rising by €5 to €10 per head.
By Darren Carty on 12 March 2018
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