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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.
Darren Carty advises on the best way to store wool this winter to maximise the price.
This week's notes focus on tagging and inspections, storing wool and organsing your scanning date.
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