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Census of Agriculture
Central Statistics Office (CSO)
Number of farms by farm size, farm type, economic size, age of holder, annual work units, importance of farmwork, area of crops, livestock numbers, farm machinery; family workers by age, sex, farm size, farm type, economic size. There are many cross-classifications, as well as details of milk quotas, level of training of farm managers, organic farming, farms with woodland, and gainful non-agricultural activity. Most tables are classified by province and county.
Links to web pages that lead to the statistics:
The CSO Census of Agriculture, and administrative records supplied by the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development, Teagasc and Bord Glas.
All farms where the agricultural area used for farming (AAU) was at least 1 hectare. Farms with less than 1 hectare were included if they were engaged in intensive production (e.g. of pigs or poultry).
Every 10 years
About two and a half years after the reference date
Business Sectors - Agriculture and Fishing
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