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Justin McCarthy
Justin McCarthy

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Justin McCarthy became CEO of the Irish Farmers Journal in January 2014, having been appointed Editor of the paper in March 2013. Previously, Justin had held the position of Livestock Editor with the Irish Farmers Journal since August 2005. Having graduated with a Hons Degree in Agricultural Science in 2000, he spent almost two years working with Anglo Beef Processors (ABP) in Shrewsbury learning all aspects of the red meat processing sector. In 2004 he was awarded a Nuffield Farming Scholarship and travelled throughout Europe and New Zealand researching Profitable Beef Production from the Suckler Herd. On completion of his Scholarship he took up the role as Beef Specialist with Teagasc. During his time, he coordinated the Teagasc/Dawn Meats Partnership in the West of Ireland. Since joining the Irish Farmers Journal, Justin has travelled extensively throughout Europe, New Zealand and South America. His reports on Brazilian beef production have been well documented both in Ireland and across the EU political arena. In 2008 his articles claimed both national in international awards. Justin still plays an active role in the management of the family suckler beef farm in Co Down.

Along with dairy farmers, mushroom growers, vegetable farmers and processors are all now reporting severe problems in sourcing labour.
By Justin McCarthy on 22 February 2018
Kerry and Glanbia: both reported strong performances and are forecasting a similar trend for the year ahead.
By Justin McCarthy on 22 February 2018
We must ensure future growth does not come at the expense of undermining the resilience of the business.
By Justin McCarthy on 22 February 2018
Having spent money establishing the crops, we are now about to export their carbon benefit.
By Justin McCarthy on 22 February 2018
The problem with the Brexit discussions to date is that sensible dialogue is often followed by completely different suggestions.
By Justin McCarthy on 22 February 2018
Overly complex schemes that restrict farmer participation are becoming all too familiar.
By Justin McCarthy on 15 February 2018
There are many good farmers out there who have been operating ‘lean’ for many years.
By Justin McCarthy on 15 February 2018
For too long the focus has been on trying to talk around the border issue rather than face the facts.
By Justin McCarthy on 15 February 2018
It was encouraging to hear Minister Creed speaking in Navan on Tuesday night about the need to protect the CAP budget.
By Justin McCarthy on 15 February 2018
Positive GDT signals should help dairy farmers representing other farmers at least maintain January and February milk prices, which are being set over coming weeks.
By Justin McCarthy on 08 February 2018
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