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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.

Darren Carty advises on the best way to store wool this winter to maximise the price.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
Lamb supplies are finely balanced with demand, which has witnessed upward movement stalling in recent weeks.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
Strong factory appetite and a focus on maximising throughput is leaving sellers in a stronger position.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
The sheep welfare Scheme is set to open shortly for new applicants and new entrants to sheep farming.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
The four-week increase in throughput has come to an end, with last week’s kill reducing by 1,162 to 39,367, with factories lifting price in an attempt to attract higher numbers forward.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
This week's notes focus on tagging and inspections, storing wool and organsing your scanning date.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
Safety when tagging calves and undertaking other winter tasks
Even the quietest cows can be anxious and aggressive after calving with attacks from freshly calved cows one of the greatest risks on livestock farms.
By Darren Carty on 15 December 2017
An ongoing Teagasc trial shows there is potential to finish light hill lambs with a reasonable fat cover.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
The emphasis for 2018 is collecting more carcase and ewe performance data and seeing how the elite Irish and New Zealand genetics perform in commercial flocks.
By Darren Carty on 14 December 2017
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
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