Agricultural Absolute Prices

Department/Agency

Central Statistics Office (CSO)

Key information

Prices for pigs by liveweight, cattle by type of cattle, sheep by liveweight, manufacturing milk and hen eggs; prices of feed stuff and fertiliser.


A Methods and Quality Report is available for this statistic.

Source

CSO surveys, Department of Agriculture and Food administrative data, auction mart prices, factory slaughterings prices and creamery prices. .

Scope

All agricultural produce and purchases of goods and services by farmers.

Frequency

Monthly

Reference period

Calendar month and year

Start date

1976, 1980 (fertilizer)

Timeliness

About two months after the reference period

Classifications

  • Cattle type
    Bullocks (200-249kg; 250-299kg; 300-349kg; 350-399kg; 400-449kg; 450-499kg; 500-549kg; 550kg+); Heifers (200-249kg; 250-299kg; 300-349kg; 350-399kg; 400-449kg); Cows for slaughter.
  • Feed stuff type
    Rolled barley; Bran; Pollard; Soya bean meal; Barley meal; Maize meal; Flaked maize; Pig creep (18-24% protein); Pig grower (16-18% protein); Pig fattening meal (13-15% protein); Sow breeder (14-16% protein); Sow, weaner and 'bonham' meal (16-17.5% protein); Calf nuts and cubes (16-18% protein); Calf meal (16-18% protein); Calf nuts and cubes (14-15% protein); Cattle fattening nuts and cubes (13-15% protein); Dairy nuts and cubes (16-18% protein); Dairy meal (16-18% protein); Dairy nuts and cubes (13-15% protein); Dairy meal (13-15% protein); Chick mash (18-20% protein); Layers' mash (14-16% protein); Broiler starter (22-24% protein); Broiler finisher (19-21% protein); Milk replacer; Wheat; Ewe feed coarse (16-20% protein); Ewe pellet/nuts (16-20% protein); Lamb feed (16-20% protein); Cattle fattening meal (13-15% protein).
  • Fertiliser type
    Calcium ammonium nitrate (27.5% N); Urea (46% N); Granular superphosphate (16% P); Muriate of potash (50% K); Compound 0-10-20; Compound 0-7-30; Compound 7-6-17; Compound 10-10-20; Compound 14-7-14; Compound 18-6-12; Compound 24-2.5-10; Compound 27-2.5-5; Sulphate of Potash (42% K); Compound 8-5-18; Compound 20-4-10.

Theme

Economy - Prices

Page Created

2009-10-14

Page Modified

2017-05-02

Keywords

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