‘Specialist’ tillage farmers (i.e. farmers that generate more than two‐thirds of their farm revenue from crop production) are much more reliant on rented land than other farmers, according to a new report.
On average, rented land accounts for almost 30% of their farmed acreage. Moreover, 20% of ‘specialist’ tillage farmers rent more than half of their farmed area.
The findings were published in a report by Tillage Industry Ireland this week – an Economic Impact Assessment of the Tillage Sector in Ireland. The document was compiled by Prof. Michael Wallace of University College Dublin (UCD).
In the study, it was found that the average land area of ‘specialist’ tillage farms is approximately 59ha – almost double the average for all farm types, which is just 32.4ha.
For mixed enterprises, producing both crops and livestock, the average area farmed is also approximately 59ha.
14.9% of ‘specialist’ tillage
Continue reading this atricle at https://www.agriland.ie/farming-news/30-of-the-acreage-of-tillage-farmers-is-rented-new-report/