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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.

Quality store cattle have become more scarce at marts around the country, while farmer buyers remain very active.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 May 2018
A guide to special and upcoming sales in the marts in the coming weeks around the country.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 May 2018
Last Tuesday's sale at Ardee Mart saw a smaller entry of stock on offer, but where quality was good, so too were prices.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 May 2018
Export demand for the Turkish market continues to have a positive effect on the trade right across the country.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 May 2018
Calf sales have reduced in recent weeks, but the prices paid have held quite firm, with strong farmer and exporter demand still evident.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 May 2018
Last week's sale at Manorhamilton Mart saw a large entry of sheep on offer. Spring lambs and ewes with lambs at foot are a strong trade.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 May 2018
There has been a noticeable increase in demand for good-quality continental cattle in all Clare Mart sale yards this spring.
By Nathan Tuffy on 24 May 2018
There has been a noticeable increase in demand for good-quality continental cattle in all Clare mart sales yards this spring.
By Nathan Tuffy on 19 May 2018
The mart trade has been a little more positive in recent days, mart managers have said that continued strong buyer activity has kept a firm floor under prices of all cattle.
By Nathan Tuffy on 17 May 2018
Beef cattle prices are running up to €55/head above the same time last year but lesser quality weanling prices are back by up to €30/head.
By Nathan Tuffy on 17 May 2018
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