Michael Carey

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Michael Carey

Technical Beef Specialist

Michael is the beef specialist with AgriLand. He recently graduated from Dundalk Institute of Technology with an honours degree in Sustainable Agriculture. During his time there, he was one of the founding members of the college’s Agricultural Society (Ag Soc). He also held the role of treasurer for two years. He was appointed as AgriLand’s beef specialist in October 2020. In this role, Michael covers the technical side of the commercial beef industry, alongside the pedigree beef sector. He comes from a beef farming background, with commercial and pedigree Charolais beef sucklers taking pride and place on his home farm in Co. Westmeath. He previously worked for the Irish Charolais Cattle Society, where he was involved in several projects including the development of the society’s Youth Development Program. During his college work placement Michael worked for Gigginstown Angus, where he assisted in the running and operation of a large-scale pedigree Angus herd.

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Store cattle prices ‘well ahead’ of last week at Dungarvan Mart

Store cattle prices ‘well ahead’ of last week at Dungarvan Mart

In Dungarvan Mart on Monday (April 12) the trade had more of a bite to it and clients were more...

Dairy Beef Calf measure – what’s involved?

Dairy Beef Calf measure – what’s involved?

The announcement of the Dairy Beef Calf measure last month has provided farmers rearing dairy-beef calves this year, the opportunity...

Calf trade: Improvement in Friesian bull calf prices

Calf trade: Improvement in Friesian bull calf prices

With the simple rule of supply and demand, Friesian bull calf prices experienced a positive bump due to the low...

Beef trade: Keep the ball moving, as quotes rise again

Beef trade: Keep the ball moving, as quotes rise again

In the beef trade this week, we are seeing prices move more sharply to a base for heifers of €4.00/kg,...

Cattle marts: Hereford and Angus in demand while dry cows continue to hold firm

Cattle marts: Hereford and Angus in demand while dry cows continue to hold firm

Over the past few weeks, with the strengthening of the store cattle trade, some prices being paid for Hereford and...

Multi-breed pedigree sale topped at €4,800 in Carrick-on-Shannon

Multi-breed pedigree sale topped at €4,800 in Carrick-on-Shannon

On Saturday (April 10), the Midlands and Western Livestock Society hosted its April multi-breed pedigree sale of Charolais, Limousin and...

‘Grass farmers were out in force this week’ – Eamon Gaffney

‘Grass farmers were out in force this week’ – Eamon Gaffney

As seen over the past few weeks, the store trade continues to command a strong holding – with farmers still...

Pics and prices: Plenty of traditional bullocks on offer at Cootehill Mart

Pics and prices: Plenty of traditional bullocks on offer at Cootehill Mart

Cootehill Mart hosted its weekly sale of dry cows, bullocks and heifers on Wednesday (April 7). It was the third...

Does finishing cattle off grass impact the eating quality of beef?

Does finishing cattle off grass impact the eating quality of beef?

With plenty of cattle planned to be slaughtered when coming off grass over the coming months – a recent study...

Tips for buying a stock bull this spring

Tips for buying a stock bull this spring

Buying a new stock bull can be both an enjoyable and stressful experience for suckler farmers. In one way, new...

British beef price continues to tower over Irish beef quotes

British beef price continues to tower over Irish beef quotes

With beef prices almost reaching the €4.00/kg mark for finishers here in Ireland, it is time to review how British...

Prices for heifers peak at €2,770 in Waterford Ross Mart

Prices for heifers peak at €2,770 in Waterford Ross Mart

There was a strong demand for forward beef cattle it seems at Waterford Ross Mart last Saturday (April 3). During...

New managerial appointment at Golden Vale Marts

New managerial appointment at Golden Vale Marts

There has been a new appointment at Golden Vale Co-operative Marts (GVM) this week, as Seamus Leahy has been confirmed...

Calf trade: ‘Bank holiday fever’ lifts the demand for calves

Calf trade: ‘Bank holiday fever’ lifts the demand for calves

It was a quiet bank holiday weekend for a lot of people, however one thing that did draw attention was...

Beef trade: Prices push on, with processors succumbing to demands

Beef trade: Prices push on, with processors succumbing to demands

With a 5c/kg rise this week in the general base quotes for steers and heifers, farmers in the beef trade...

Beware the threat of pneumonia following a change in weather

Beware the threat of pneumonia following a change in weather

It is hard to know what season it is currently, if we were to go by the change in weather...

‘Weather conditions resulted in variable start to grazing season’ – Green Acres farmer

‘Weather conditions resulted in variable start to grazing season’ – Green Acres farmer

It is clear how the weather impacted on the start of the grazing season for many beef farmers and one...

Blast from the past; old Simmental sires available once again

Blast from the past; old Simmental sires available once again

It can be exciting news for breeders when they hear that AI straws of popular old pedigree sires come back...