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One-third of dairy herds supply 60% of milk pool
Declan O'Brien
While a quarter of herds had less than 40 cows in 2012, this figure had dropped to 14% last year.
20 September 2022 News
Average farm incomes hit €34,700 last year
Increase in farm incomes driven primarily by higher returns on dairy units and a recovery in the fortunes of cereal growers.
21 August 2022 News
Over 4,500 farm accidents occur annually, Teagasc survey finds
Over 88% of these farm accidents involved the farm operator, Teagasc found.
Editorial: is Teagasc beef message aligned to emission reduction targets?
One of the core messages from Teagasc to the majority of suckler and beef farmers is to effectively double their stocking rate.
6 July 2022 Viewpoints
Assessing the market for ‘sleeping giant’ of organics
If organic production has been a sleeping giant, Government support will encourage its awakening.
22 June 2022 News
Off-farm income helping support 54% of farms
The proportion of farm holders employed off-farm was 34%, but the figure for suckler farmers was 44%.
19 June 2022 News
Most valuable farms located in the southeast
The average value of land and buildings topped €1m in the southeast and midlands.
19 June 2022 News
Almost 40% of suckler farmers are not married
The Teagasc national farm survey results for 2021 show significant differences in marital status for suckler and dairy farmers.
18 June 2022 News
Weekly podcast: silage scheme, organic payments and farm incomes
Get detail on a new CAP payment set to provide up to €250/ha to organic farmers, the €100/ha silage scheme opening next week and Teagasc’s national farm survey for 2021.
17 June 2022 News
MEP reiterates Macra calls for more young farmer supports
MEP Chris MacManus has urged the Commission to push Ireland into bettering its young farmer supports in the CAP strategic plan.
17 June 2022 News
Drystock sector's dependence on direct payments confirmed
The Teagasc survey shows that direct payments make up 138% of family farm income on suckler holdings.
15 June 2022 News
Farm investments totalled €1.39bn in 2021
Dairy farms accounted for half the overall investment, with the total spend per farm averaging €45,160.
15 June 2022 News