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Land Rented in


• Almost 45,000 farms had land which was rented in and combined totalled 800,000 hectares.

• Of those farms that rented in land, over half were Specialist beef production and 20% were Specialist dairying.

• One in eight of all farms (12.5%) rented in more than 50% of their total area farmed.

• There were 4,900 farms where 100% of the farm land was rented in.


Woodland


• There were 147,900 hectares of woodland on farms in Ireland in 2013.

 

Gainful non-agricultural activity

• Over 12,000 farms reported that they also undertook gainful non-agricultural activity on the farm as a supplement to traditional farming, almost 60% of which were in the Southern and Eastern region

• Forestry was the principal activity with 6,300 farms engaged in this activity

• Over 2000 farms engaged in agricultural contracting.

• Farm Tourism was undertaken by 1,200 farms as a supplementary activity.

Show Table: Table 5.1 Number of farms having land rented in and area rented in classified by proportion of land rented in each region 2013

Show Table: Table 5.2 Number of farms having land rented in and area rented in classified by proportion of rented land,farm size (AAU), type of farm and economic size (SO)

Show Table: Table 5.3 Number of farms having woodland and area of woodland classified by farmsize (AAU) in each region and county 2013

Show Table: Table 5.4 Number of farms reporting gainful non-agricultural activity on the farm and the type of activity undertaken in each region 2013

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