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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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...

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...

UK sees a 22% increase in sheepmeat produced for April

UK sees a 22% increase in sheepmeat produced for April

The UK has witnessed a sizeable 22% increase in sheepmeat produced for the month of April this year. According to...

Spring lamb supplies increasing in Northern Ireland

Spring lamb supplies increasing in Northern Ireland

Spring lamb supplies have increased in recent weeks in Northern Ireland (NI) according to the Livestock and Meat Commission (LMC)....

Sheep management: Dealing with scald in lambs

Sheep management: Dealing with scald in lambs

Lameness issues will impact on performance and already, cases of scald in lambs are becoming an issue on farms across the...

Exports of UK sheepmeat in February up 37% on last year

Exports of UK sheepmeat in February up 37% on last year

UK exports of fresh and frozen sheepmeat saw a significant rise in February of this year in comparison to the...

Quotes for spring lambs at 630-635p/kg in NI

Quotes for spring lambs at 630-635p/kg in NI

Small numbers of spring lambs have been coming on stream in Northern Ireland (NI) and quotes this past week have...

UK sheep kill up by 11% in March

UK sheep kill up by 11% in March

The UK lamb kill during March totalled just over one million head, an increase of 11% (99,000 head) for the...

Northern Ireland hogget prices continue upward trajectory

Northern Ireland hogget prices continue upward trajectory

Liveweight and deadweight hogget prices in Northern Ireland (NI) are continuing in an upward trajectory, with spring lamb quotes now...

Great Britain lamb prices are strengthening

Great Britain lamb prices are strengthening

Liveweight lamb prices are strengtherning in Great Britain (GB), at a time when demand is on the rise due to...

UK national sheep flock sees an increase in 2021

UK national sheep flock sees an increase in 2021

The UK national sheep flock witnessed an increase in 2021, by 3%, figures up to December 1, reveal. The Agriculture...

UK exports of sheepmeat stage ‘slight recovery’ in January

UK exports of sheepmeat stage ‘slight recovery’ in January

UK exports of fresh and frozen sheepmeat staged a slight recovery in January of this year. The Agriculture and Horticulture...

GB hogget prices fall below Feb 2021 rates

GB hogget prices fall below Feb 2021 rates

Old season lamb (OSL) or hogget prices in Great Britain (GB), both liveweight and deadweight, are back on what was...

20% less sheepmeat exported from the UK in 2021

20% less sheepmeat exported from the UK in 2021

It is well documented that lower volumes of sheepmeat were exported from the UK in 2021, relative to 2020. Figures...

Exports of UK sheepmeat start brighter in 2022 than in 2021

Exports of UK sheepmeat start brighter in 2022 than in 2021

After what was a tough year for UK exports, 2022 has started off on a much brighter note, with exports...

Exports of sheepmeat from the UK fall 12% in October

Exports of sheepmeat from the UK fall 12% in October

Continuing the trend seen for 2021, UK exports of fresh and frozen sheepmeat once again witnessed a decline, with imports...

Lambing essentials for early-lambing flocks

Lambing essentials for early-lambing flocks

For some early-lambing flocks, the first ewe has dropped, while for others, it's a case of just being patient. If...

Northern sheep trade: Boost in lamb prices

Northern sheep trade: Boost in lamb prices

Lamb prices strengthened as the week progressed in Northern Ireland (NI) last week, with prices moving on a further 5p/kg....