Farm Incomes

Teagasc National Farm Survey: Average dairy farm income of €97,000

Teagasc National Farm Survey: Average dairy farm income of €97,000

Higher output prices across most farm enterprises were the main driver of the increase in farm incomes in 2021, a...

June 14, 2022

Macra wants €200/head for beef finishers amid farm incomes concern

Macra wants €200/head for beef finishers amid farm incomes concern

Macra na Feirme has said that action is needed to ensure beef farmers can continue to farm by providing a...

April 14, 2022

ICSA calls for clarity on latest farm income survey

ICSA calls for clarity on latest farm income survey

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has called on Teagasc to clarify its forecasts for farm income and...

April 13, 2022

Incomes: ‘Sharp decline’ for grassland and tillage in 2022

Incomes: ‘Sharp decline’ for grassland and tillage in 2022

There will be a “sharp decline” in the incomes of grassland and tillage farmers in 2022 due to surging input...

December 7, 2021

Only 17% of cattle farms considered economically viable – report

Only 17% of cattle farms considered economically viable – report

The recently published Teagasc National Farm Survey 2020 Sustainability Report reveals economic differences including profitability between dairy, cattle, sheep and...

December 3, 2021

Mid-year outlook signals farm income boost for 2021

Mid-year outlook signals farm income boost for 2021

Improving farm output prices are “likely to provide an increase in farm incomes in 2021, in spite of rising input...

July 29, 2021

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Food pricing and farm incomes must be reconnected

Ciaran Fitzgerald: Food pricing and farm incomes must be reconnected

In his speech to the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) annual general meeting (AGM) last week, Taoiseach Micheál Martin stated that...

February 5, 2021

Annual review and outlook: How did farm incomes fare?

Annual review and outlook: How did farm incomes fare?

The Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and the Marine 2020 was published this morning (Thursday, October 8) –...

October 8, 2020

Average family farm income increased by 2% in 2019 – Teagasc

Average family farm income increased by 2% in 2019 – Teagasc

The average family farm income rose by 2% in Ireland in 2019, according to a new report by Teagasc. Better...

June 29, 2020

Chart: By how much will farm incomes be affected by Covid-19 this year?

Chart: By how much will farm incomes be affected by Covid-19 this year?

Covid-19 could reduce Irish farm incomes by anywhere between 26% and 57% this year, depending on the outcome scenario. That’s...

May 22, 2020

Food Wise 2025: ‘There’s no sustainability without income sustainability’

Food Wise 2025: ‘There’s no sustainability without income sustainability’

The new edition of the Food Wise 2025 plan must have a greater focus on how to deliver more sustainable...

September 30, 2019

Beef incomes set to languish in 2019 – Teagasc mid-year report

Beef incomes set to languish in 2019 – Teagasc mid-year report

Beef farmers are continuing to struggle in terms of income in 2019, with persistently low output prices keeping pressure on...

July 23, 2019

Average beef farm loss at €116/ha excluding subsidies – IFAC

Average beef farm loss at €116/ha excluding subsidies – IFAC

38% of beef farmers are unsure if they will still be farming in five years – with the average beef...

June 20, 2019

Agri operating surplus hit with 16.8% decrease in 2018 – CSO

Agri operating surplus hit with 16.8% decrease in 2018 – CSO

The CSO’s first estimate of operating surplus in agriculture in 2018 shows an annual decrease of 16.8%, down some €580...

December 6, 2018

Farm income ‘falling significantly behind’ other industry averages – IFA

Farm income ‘falling significantly behind’ other industry averages – IFA

The current average farm income of just €31,000 is unlikely to change by the end of the year in light...

August 22, 2018

Average concentrate feed use per dairy cow set to jump by 75% this year

Average concentrate feed use per dairy cow set to jump by 75% this year

Current estimates suggest that the average concentrate feed use per dairy cow will jump by 75% in 2018 compared to...

August 1, 2018

Report: Beef incomes forecast to drop by 12%

Report: Beef incomes forecast to drop by 12%

Incomes for beef farms look bleak for the foreseeable future – with an estimated decline of 12% forecast, according to...

July 31, 2018

Dairy farm incomes likely to drop by 50% in 2018 – Teagasc

Dairy farm incomes likely to drop by 50% in 2018 – Teagasc

It is likely that dairy farm incomes in 2018 will typically be only half of what was achieved in 2017, according...

July 31, 2018