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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.

Inclement weather, combined with large volumes passing through marts, is resulting in increased price pressure at marts.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
BPS money is currently being rolled out to farmers right across the country and this is having a positive effect on prices.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
In recent days, the mart trade has lifted slightly due to improved demand on the back of BPS payments being received by farmers.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
Martin McNamara, Clare Marts: "The trade has been very strong here in the past week. Weanlings in particular have been very strong, with prices up between €30 and €40/head on the same week last year."
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
Demand for in-calf and calved suckler cows remains very strong, with plenty of special sales ongoing.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
Saturday’s special show and sale of Scotch ram lambs at Miltown Mart saw an entry of over 140 on offer.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
Saturday’s sale at Carnew Mart saw over 1,000 cattle on offer, which is a large sale for the time of year. Mart manager David Quinn said that while numbers were high, the trade was quite strong.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
There were over 900 cattle on offer at Balla Mart on Saturday last. Top-quality continental cattle were a strong trade once again, with plenty of buyers present.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 October 2017
Saturday’s sale at Balla Mart saw another large entry of stock and plenty of buyers present also.
By Nathan Tuffy on 14 October 2017
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