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Declan Marren
Declan Marren

Livestock specialist



Declan has a BAgrSC in Animal and Crop Production and has just completed a UCD/Teagasc PhD in Beef Production.

Maximising the return from cull cows plays a vital role in increasing farm profitability
By Declan Marren on 16 November 2017
Farm Profit Programme: Paying the price for unproductive cows
Sometimes it’s the costs we don’t see that can have the greatest impact on farm profitability.
By Declan Marren on 09 November 2017
Farm Profit Programme: Tackling the labour shortage on focus farms
The issue of labour was raised a number of times during the panel debate with the six focus farms at the open evening at Thainstone on Thursday evening last.
By Declan Marren on 06 November 2017
The decision whether or not to breed from ewe lambs to boost flock output is always a contentious issue.
By Declan Marren on 02 November 2017
 Farm Profit Programme: Driving farm output top priority for focus farms
Thursday evening last 26 October the Farm Profit Programme held an open event at Thainstone mart.
By Declan Marren on 06 November 2017
We profile some of the temporary electric fencing options available at present.
By Declan Marren on 26 October 2017
On finishing farms with average quality silage, there is merit in moving cattle onto ad-lib concentrate for intensive finishing to increase daily liveweight gain.
By Declan Marren on 19 October 2017
Farm Profit Programme : weaning gets swiftly under way at Drumforber
Farm Profit Programme participant Andrew Gammie updates Declan Marren on weaning and winter preparations on his farm in Scotland.
By Declan Marren on 03 October 2017
Farm Profit Programme: Autumnal activities at Arnage
Like most of the country, we are still at harvest here at Arnage. Hopefully be the end of this week we will have everything cut.
By Declan Marren on 05 October 2017
Farm Profit Programme: Autumn review around the Focus Farms
Last week the Farm Profit Programme management team visited all six focus farms with Farmers Journal programme manager Kieran Mailey for an autumn review.
By Declan Marren on 21 September 2017
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