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Teagasc National Farm Survey 2019 Single Suckling Enterprise Factsheet


The 2019 Teagasc National Farm Survey (NFS) recorded data on 825 farms representative of over 90,000 farms nationally. In total data was recorded on over 250 single suckling farms. The performance of the single suckling enterprise in 2019 is summarised here

The profit figures reported here exclude all decoupled payments and any costs relating to family labour. The enterprise profit figures do however include coupled direct payments and such payments have been an important contributor to enterprise gross output in 2019. Payments under the Beef Environmental Efficiency Pilot (BEEP) scheme and the Beef Exceptional Aid Measure (BEAM) scheme in 2019 led to a marginal increase in gross output on the average farm despite declining cattle prices. Gross output increased by 1% on the average single suckling enterprise in 2019 to €930 per hectare. In 2019, this increase in gross output was accompanied by a 7% decrease in direct costs, leading to a 13% increase in the average gross margin earned on a per hectare basis.

View the full Factsheet here: NFS2019 Single Suckling Enterprise Factsheet

The grapic below gives an overview of the average performance in 2019.