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Nathan Tuffy
Nathan Tuffy

Western livestock specialist

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Nathan Tuffy is the Western Livestock Specialist with the Farmers Journal. He has been working as a Livestock Specialist with the Journal since December 2010 and is responsible for Western news, technical features along with MartWatch reports and analysis. He previously worked as a private Agricultural Consultant, as a Good Farming Practice Advisor for Teagasc and worked on the Small Holders Programme for Sligo LEADER Partnership. He graduated from University College Dublin in 2006 with an Honours Degree in Animal Science. Throughout his time studying he spent weekends and summer holidays working on and mixed enterprise organic farm. He also has a strong dairy interest and is involved in the family farm in Co. Sligo which operates a dairy and beef enterprise.

Saturday's sale at Balla Mart saw an increased entry of stock rise to meet a strong and steady trade.
By Nathan Tuffy on 17 February 2018
Prices have improved across the board in the past week. With hogget prices ringing, there has been improved factory agent demand at marts.
By Nathan Tuffy on 15 February 2018
The past week has seen another strong trade for all types of stock at marts. Short-keep steers, heifers and cows have seen brisk trade, especially where quality on offer is high.
By Nathan Tuffy on 15 February 2018
Exporter demand for calves is placing a firm floor under prices of light types, while farmer demand is mostly for better quality types.
By Nathan Tuffy on 15 February 2018
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks.
By Nathan Tuffy on 15 February 2018
The past week has seen an increase in the number of in-calf and calved dairy heifers on offer at special sales in the marts.
By Nathan Tuffy on 15 February 2018
Calf numbers are starting to jump, with a surge in numbers expected in the coming weeks.
By Nathan Tuffy on 15 February 2018
We visited Saturday's sale at Cashel Mart to get a flavour for how the calf trade is going so far this year.
By Nathan Tuffy on 15 February 2018
Saturaday's sale at Mohill saw the annual Monaghan day bullock sale take place. The trade was lively, with the strongest demand for heavy short-keep types.
By Nathan Tuffy on 15 February 2018
Saturday's sale at Mohill Mart saw strong demand for all heavy and short-keep steers for the annual Monaghan Day bullock sale.
By Nathan Tuffy on 10 February 2018
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