Michael Geary

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Michael Geary

Technical Sheep and Buildings Specialist

Michael comes from a beef background in Co. Galway with a keen interest in the beef and sheep sectors. He recently graduated from UCD with a degree in Animal Science and was the auditor of the UCD Agriculture Society in 2018/2019 where €65,000 was raised for charity. He has gained valuable experience across the agriculture industry, working on progressive sheep and beef farms whilst also working on a large-scale dairy farm in the US.

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Exports of New Zealand lamb to the US continue to grow

Exports of New Zealand lamb to the US continue to grow

Exports of New Zealand lamb to the US continue to grow, as do exports to China, with the Beef and...

Pics and prices: Spring lambs top €175/head in Roscommon

Pics and prices: Spring lambs top €175/head in Roscommon

On Wednesday (May 25) Agriland made the trip to Roscommon Mart to check in on the trade at the mart’s...

16% of New Zealand lamb exported to EU in Q1 2021-22

16% of New Zealand lamb exported to EU in Q1 2021-22

16% of New Zealand lamb went to the European Union (EU) in the first quarter of 2021-2022, according to the...

Roscommon farmers opt to contract-rear replacement ewe lambs

Roscommon farmers opt to contract-rear replacement ewe lambs

Replacement ewe lambs on the farm of Peadar and Aoife Coyle are contract reared out and brought back a year...

IGA farm walk: ‘Land low in lime gets sour, sheep don’t like it’

IGA farm walk: ‘Land low in lime gets sour, sheep don’t like it’

Land that is low in lime gets sour, and sheep don’t like grazing it, according to Peadar Coyle. Peadar, who...

Ewes and mastitis – do plastic slats or straw matter?

Ewes and mastitis – do plastic slats or straw matter?

“If I had all the money in the world I would put in plastic slats over the use of straw...

China to remain dominant destination for New Zealand sheepmeat

China to remain dominant destination for New Zealand sheepmeat

China is to remain the dominant destination for sheepmeat exports for the 2021-2022 season. This is according to the New...

Sheep kill: Spring lambs overtake hoggets

Sheep kill: Spring lambs overtake hoggets

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending May 21) witnessed a very slight decrease on the week prior, but saw spring lamb throughput overtake...

TAMS II payments exceed €360 million to date

TAMS II payments exceed €360 million to date

The popular Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II) has seen payments exceed €360 million to date. Figures released by the...

Pics and prices: Steady trade for spring lambs at Athenry

Pics and prices: Steady trade for spring lambs at Athenry

Agriland made the trip to Athenry Mart yesterday (Monday, May 23) for the mart’s sale of sheep, which saw a...

Sheep trade: Lamb prices steady coming into this week

Sheep trade: Lamb prices steady coming into this week

Spring-lamb prices are coming into the week on steady footing, with no change from last week’s prices to report. Factories...

Cases of blowfly strike on the rise

Cases of blowfly strike on the rise

With warmer weather of late, coupled with recent rainfall, incidences of blowfly strike are being reported more frequently. Blowflies are...

‘No major glut of spring lambs for at least a month’

‘No major glut of spring lambs for at least a month’

There will be no major glut of spring lambs for at least another month, with supplies to stay tight until...

Buildings Focus: 16-unit parlour for 107 cows in Cork

Buildings Focus: 16-unit parlour for 107 cows in Cork

This week’s Buildings Focus saw Agriland head to Cappeen in Co. Cork to speak to father-and-son team Pat and Michael...

UK sheepmeat exports up 19% in first quarter of 2022

UK sheepmeat exports up 19% in first quarter of 2022

UK sheepmeat exports for the first quarter of 2022 performed well, with exports up 19% on the same period as...

Small numbers and strong appetite see spring lamb prices increase

Small numbers and strong appetite see spring lamb prices increase

Spring lambs have seen a jump in price of up to €6/head at marts this past week, with prices up...

Video: IGA sheep conference and farm walk returns in person

Video: IGA sheep conference and farm walk returns in person

The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) held its sheep conference and farm walk yesterday (Thursday, May 19) for the first time...

Pics and prices: Small number of spring lambs make up to €176 at Blessington

Pics and prices: Small number of spring lambs make up to €176 at Blessington

A small showing of spring lambs was met with a strong trade at Blessington Mart this week, with prices reaching...