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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BVD testing: Where do the latest figures stand?

BVD testing: Where do the latest figures stand?

Farmers are well aware of the rigorous and ongoing testing of calves for the presence of Bovine Viral Diarrhoea (BVD)...

Green Acres: Honing a farm plan in the heart of the west

Green Acres: Honing a farm plan in the heart of the west

By Teagasc Green Acres programme advisor James Fitzgerald Farming just outside Claremorris, Co. Mayo, Jarlath and Austin Ruane operate a...

Growth Watch: Critical period for grazing decisions approaching

Growth Watch: Critical period for grazing decisions approaching

Growth Watch By Teagasc’s Seán Cummins and James Fitzgerald Although growth rates have been slower than desired this spring, it...

Sellers and buyers finally return to ringside on Monday

Sellers and buyers finally return to ringside on Monday

On Monday (May 17) a limited amount of both sellers and buyers will return to ringside to trade cattle in...

Has liver fluke been an issue on your farm?

Has liver fluke been an issue on your farm?

With the winter period now just a distant memory in the minds of farmers, it is important to take a...

Virtual Farm Walk: Recap of all today’s action on the Ruane farm

Virtual Farm Walk: Recap of all today’s action on the Ruane farm

As part of a virtual farm walk Agriland has been publishing videos throughout the day (Thursday, May 13) from the calf-to-beef farm...

Virtual Farm Walk: Review of calf price this spring and calf rearing tips

Virtual Farm Walk: Review of calf price this spring and calf rearing tips

In the fourth section of this calf-to-beef virtual farm walk today (Thursday, May 13) on the farm of Teagasc Green Acres...

Virtual Farm Walk: Making quality silage will benefit farm profitability

Virtual Farm Walk: Making quality silage will benefit farm profitability

In the next section of the virtual farm walk hosted on the farm of Jarlath and Austin Ruane, who are...

Virtual Farm Walk: Advantages of a mixed grazing system on beef farms

Virtual Farm Walk: Advantages of a mixed grazing system on beef farms

As part of the virtual farm walk being hosted on the farm of Jarlath and Austin Ruane, who are participants...

Virtual Farm Walk: Follow Jarlath Ruane as he runs through his calf-to-beef farm

Virtual Farm Walk: Follow Jarlath Ruane as he runs through his calf-to-beef farm

Beginning our virtual farm walk today (Thursday, May 13) on the farm of  Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef programme participants...

Watch: Virtual farm walk on Green Acres calf-to-beef farm goes live tomorrow

Watch: Virtual farm walk on Green Acres calf-to-beef farm goes live tomorrow

As part of a virtual farm walk Agriland will publish videos throughout the day tomorrow (Thursday, May 13) from the...

Pics and prices: Suckler pairings reach €2,400 in Tullamore Mart

Pics and prices: Suckler pairings reach €2,400 in Tullamore Mart

In conjunction with their weekly Monday sale of suckler cows and weanlings, Tullamore Mart played host to a special dispersal...

Beef trade: All quotes hold firm despite talk of dropping cow prices

Beef trade: All quotes hold firm despite talk of dropping cow prices

In the beef trade this week, we are seeing prices offered for cull cows still holding the same footing as...

Virtual farm walk on calf-to-beef farm this week

Virtual farm walk on calf-to-beef farm this week

This week as part of a virtual farm walk hosted by Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef programme participants Austin...

Tackling reseeding this year on Green Acres farm

Tackling reseeding this year on Green Acres farm

Over the past few weeks, farmers have seen that reseeded grass swards have performed better under this challenging, slow growth...

Using sexed semen to enhance the genetic merit of the suckler herd

Using sexed semen to enhance the genetic merit of the suckler herd

From a maternal aspect, where artificial insemination (AI) is being used on the farm, the opportunity to breed the desired...

Subfertility in stock bulls: What are the causes?

Subfertility in stock bulls: What are the causes?

With the breeding season in motion on spring calving suckler herds, it is important to keep an eye on the...

Teagasc Green Acres: Maximising animal performance in the Nire Valley

Teagasc Green Acres: Maximising animal performance in the Nire Valley

By Teagasc Green Acres Calf to Beef Programme advisor Seán Cummins In an era of beef price volatility, maximising animal...