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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.

Industry-wide plan needed to make Irish beef big in China; getting the right system for dairy-to-beef; Crop Protection; and milk price supports welcome.
By Justin McCarthy on 19 April 2018
The life of the Alltech founder and president was celebrated at a gathering attended by hundreds in Co Meath.
By Justin McCarthy on 15 April 2018
Eliminating VAT on contractor charges should be considered; Hogan delivers but transparency still required; data key to good beef and dairy breeding decisions.
By Justin McCarthy on 12 April 2018
Minister for Agriculture Michael Creed is continuing to play catch-up when it comes to getting to grips with the ongoing fodder crisis.
By Justin McCarthy on 08 April 2018
With just 180 days left to shape the EU-UK negotiations, it is time the Government's position reflected the severity of the issues at hand for Irish farmers and agri food.
By Justin McCarthy on 05 April 2018
Mills working with farmers to address feed shortage; making the case for Irish farming in Brussels and the last push to Save Our Sucklers.
By Justin McCarthy on 29 March 2018
The lack of an exclusivity agreement with Ornua allows members to have their bread buttered on both sides – sitting around the board table as both a competitor and a shareholder.
By Justin McCarthy on 22 March 2018
Minister Creed is embarking on one of the most important visits carried out by any of his colleagues this week with Irish exports to the UK the top priority.
By Justin McCarthy on 15 March 2018
At the very least, agriculture must prioritise holding what it has.
By Justin McCarthy on 08 March 2018
There are compelling economic, environmental and social arguments in favour of a more geographically balanced planting programme.
By Justin McCarthy on 08 March 2018
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