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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Improvement seen in the spring lamb trade at marts

Improvement seen in the spring lamb trade at marts

Mart managers have been reporting an improved spring lamb trade so far this week, with prices improving substantially at some...

Lambs top €187/head at Kilkenny

Lambs top €187/head at Kilkenny

George Candler reported an excellent fast-selling trade at Kilkenny Mart yesterday, Monday (May 10) – which saw a fine trade...

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices topping €7.90-8.00/kg

Sheep trade: Spring lamb prices topping €7.90-8.00/kg

The sheep trade this week has started off on a positive note, with prices for spring lambs hitting €8.00/kg more...

Sheep marts: Smaller numbers lead to a steady trade all round

Sheep marts: Smaller numbers lead to a steady trade all round

A steady to improved trade was seen at sheep marts last week for spring lambs, after seeing prices fall by...

Northern spring lamb prices up over €27/head on this time last year

Northern spring lamb prices up over €27/head on this time last year

Northern Ireland spring lamb prices are up over €27/head on this time last year, according to the Livestock and Meat...

‘The poor weather played its part in smaller spring lambs being on offer’

‘The poor weather played its part in smaller spring lambs being on offer’

The poor weather of late played its part in the reason why spring lamb numbers were back at Roscommon Mart...

Spring lamb and hogget prices on the rise at marts in GB

Spring lamb and hogget prices on the rise at marts in GB

Both spring lamb and hogget prices have lifted over the past week in Great Britain (GB) at sales; however, deadweight...

Sheep kill: Spring lamb numbers continue to increase as hoggets tighten further

Sheep kill: Spring lamb numbers continue to increase as hoggets tighten further

Last week’s sheep kill saw an increase on the week before – up nearly 3,000 head, figures from the Department...

Pics from the mart: Spring lambs make up to €160/head at Roscommon Mart

Pics from the mart: Spring lambs make up to €160/head at Roscommon Mart

Agriland made the trip out west this week to Roscommon Mart, to check in and see what the trade was...

Wormer resistance found on 98% of farms – study finds in Wales

Wormer resistance found on 98% of farms – study finds in Wales

A project carried out in Wales has detected wormer resistance to one or more wormers groups on 98% of participating...

‘High-index sheep produce less GHG emissions per kilo of carcass produced’

‘High-index sheep produce less GHG emissions per kilo of carcass produced’

High-index sheep produce less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per kilo of carcass produced, according to Alan Bohan of Sheep Ireland....

‘€8.00kg still being achieved for spring lambs’

‘€8.00kg still being achieved for spring lambs’

€8.00kg is still being secured for spring lambs, albeit to a lesser extent as to what was seen a few...

Sheep trade: Prices steady, as supplies remain tight

Sheep trade: Prices steady, as supplies remain tight

After severe cuts in prices last week for spring lambs and hoggets, the trade this week has steadied-up somewhat. Due...

Sheep marts: Spring lamb prices suffer, cull ewes and hoggets hold firm

Sheep marts: Spring lamb prices suffer, cull ewes and hoggets hold firm

Last week at marts, prices for spring lambs took a hit of €5-10/head at sales, as factories moved to pull...

Looking back on the lambing season while it’s still fresh in the memory

Looking back on the lambing season while it’s still fresh in the memory

As the dust settles on the lambing season, now is a good time – while it is fresh in the...

Sheep trade: GB mirrors Irish story as prices fall and supplies tighten

Sheep trade: GB mirrors Irish story as prices fall and supplies tighten

The deadweight sheep trade in Great Britain (GB) is witnessing a similar one to ourselves here at home, as prices...

No sign of steel prices easing anytime soon

No sign of steel prices easing anytime soon

There appears to be no sign of steel prices coming down anytime soon, with the overall cost of agricultural buildings...

Wool prices this year ‘looking likely to stay at 2020 levels’

Wool prices this year ‘looking likely to stay at 2020 levels’

Wool prices this year are looking likely to stay at 2020 levels, according to an Irish Wool Merchant. 2020 was...