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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.
Is this Ireland’s most prolific ewe? She has given birth to 14 lambs in three years.
By Darren Carty on 16 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.
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