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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The Big Boy Ram Sale set to see 180 rams up for grabs this Friday

The Big Boy Ram Sale set to see 180 rams up for grabs this Friday

This Friday, July 30, will see the Big Boy Ram Sale return to the Showgrounds in Carrick-On-Shannon for the fourth...

Sheep prices: Lamb trade ‘steady’ at sales on Monday

Sheep prices: Lamb trade ‘steady’ at sales on Monday

Mart managers reported a steady trade for lambs at sales held yesterday (Monday, July 26) – despite factory quotes falling...

Buildings reference costs under TAMS II increase generally by up to 10%

Buildings reference costs under TAMS II increase generally by up to 10%

It appears farm organisations’ and farmers’ calls for reference costs under the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II) have been...

Sheep trade: Lamb quotes fall back 10c/kg to range from €6.00-6.20/kg

Sheep trade: Lamb quotes fall back 10c/kg to range from €6.00-6.20/kg

The sheep trade is starting off the week relatively steady, although factories have moved to ease quotes from late last...

Sheep Focus: Heading for Carrick for the 4th year in a row for the Big Boy Ram Sale

Sheep Focus: Heading for Carrick for the 4th year in a row for the Big Boy Ram Sale

Farming in Co. Cavan, James Dunne, a suckler and sheep farmer, is getting ready to head for Carrick-On-Shannon once again,...

Demand for store and ewe lambs ramps-up

Demand for store and ewe lambs ramps-up

Speaking to mart managers during the week, many have commented on the growing demand among farmers for store and ewe...

‘Store lambs in strong demand’ at Tuam Mart

‘Store lambs in strong demand’ at Tuam Mart

On Tuesday evening (July 20), Tuam Mart in Co. Galway held its weekly sale of sheep – which saw a...

Buildings Focus: A 220-head capacity beef unit in Co. Longford

Buildings Focus: A 220-head capacity beef unit in Co. Longford

Farming just outside the townland of Ballymahon in Co. Longford is farmer and businessman Michael Delaney, who has recently built...

Sheep kill: Demand driven by Eid results in bumper kill of over 77,000 head

Sheep kill: Demand driven by Eid results in bumper kill of over 77,000 head

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending July 18) saw a huge increase on the week before – up nearly 20,000 head, figures...

Sheep trade: Lamb quotes back 5-20c/kg from late last week

Sheep trade: Lamb quotes back 5-20c/kg from late last week

Factories are looking to take the heat out of the sheep trade this week, with meat processing plants looking to...

Eid boosts lamb prices in the UK

Eid boosts lamb prices in the UK

Demand coming from the Eid al-Adha festival helped to boost both liveweight and deadweight lamb prices in the UK last...

TAMS II deadline this Friday

TAMS II deadline this Friday

The deadline for applications for tranche 22 of the Targeted Agricultural Modernisation Scheme (TAMS II) is set to close this...

Average income on sheep farms increases by 24% in 2020 – National Farm Survey

Average income on sheep farms increases by 24% in 2020 – National Farm Survey

The average farm income on sheep farms in 2020 increased by 24% relative to 2019 and amounted to €18,383, figures...

UK sheepmeat exports down 23% for May

UK sheepmeat exports down 23% for May

UK exports of sheepmeat continue to fall, with exports for the month of May declining by 23% year-on-year. The Agriculture...

Offaly farmer’s ram tops the Vendéen premier sale at €1,600

Offaly farmer’s ram tops the Vendéen premier sale at €1,600

Sale champion Noggus Warrior topped the Irish Vendéen Sheep Society’s 25th annual premier sale, selling for €1,600. According to the...

127kg ewe hits €222 at Ballyjamesduff Mart

127kg ewe hits €222 at Ballyjamesduff Mart

The cull ewe trade remains on fire, with a number of marts over the past week reporting prices in excess...

Sheep kill: Throughput climbs to over 58,000 head for last week

Sheep kill: Throughput climbs to over 58,000 head for last week

Last week’s sheep kill (week ending July 11) saw a small increase on the week before – up over 400 head, figures...

Buildings Focus: A 16-unit parlour, handling facilities and 70 cubicles in Kilkenny

Buildings Focus: A 16-unit parlour, handling facilities and 70 cubicles in Kilkenny

For this week’s Buildings Focus, Agriland made the trip down to Kilkenny to chat with a new entrant to dairy,...