Who we analysed:

Inside is data comprised from over 1,700 survey respondents sharing their sentiment of Ireland’s farming sector.

86%

86%

say broadband is essential and/or critical

70%

70%

want online mart selling to continue

1 in 2

1 in 2

farmers use herd & breeding software, making it the most used farm tech

71%

71%

have not identified a successor

1 in 3

1 in 3

say farm viability is their main concern in succession planning

40%

40%

don’t have a Will

3 in 4

3 in 4

farmers say Covid-19 has negatively impacted their social life

68%

68%

say it has affected their community involvement negatively

3 in 4

3 in 4

will take the Covid-19 vaccine. 19% are unsure if they will take it and 6% say they will not

42%

42%

don’t know who to call for support with difficulties

1 in 3

1 in 3

haven’t taken a holiday for at least a week in the last 3 years or more

21%

21%

employ farm labour. Of those, only 21% have written contracts in place

20%

20%

say its hard to find people with the right skills

3 in 5

3 in 5

don’t complete any budgets or cashflows

81%

81%

say they will still be farming in 5 years

With 84%

With 84%

planning to maintain or increase stock levels over the next three years

5%

5%

of farmers feel that Brexit will have no impact on the farming sector

Irish Farm Report 2021

This report contains some fascinating insights into life as a farmer in Ireland today. Containing sentiments from over 1,700 survey respondents, this is one of the most comprehensive farm reports in Ireland.

On the Cover: Maighréad Barron

Dairy entrepreneur, Maigréad Barron has leased her Co. Waterford farm for the past 4 years. She shares her journey and insights in our 2021 report.

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On the Cover: Maighréad Barron

2020 will be a year that will never be forgotten by everyone in Ireland. However, as we all discovered life and business must continue. Farming was rightly considered a core activity to the wellbeing and economy of the country and as a result Irish farming continued through all the lockdowns. Farming financially across all 4 sectors was strong and this was reflected in our survey with only 1 in 5 saying covid had an impact on their income.

Philip O'Connor, Head of Farm Support

Farm Tech: Enhancing Performance with FarmPro

William McCullagh is a born and bred farmer based in Co. Cork where he and his wife run a dairy farm helped by a full-time farm worker and William’s parents. William has successfully grown the business. He now has 300 dairy cows and uses FarmPro to help him control costs, improve efficiency, and enhance planning.

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Farm Tech: Enhancing Performance with FarmPro

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