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National Farm Survey 2010

29 July 2011
Type Report

The NFS has been conducted on an annual basis by Teagasc since 1972. The purpose of the survey is to determine the financial situation on Irish farms by measuring the level of gross output, costs and income across the spectrum of farming systems and sizes. A random nationally representative sample is selected each year in conjunction with the Central Statistics Office. Each farm in the survey is assigned a weighting factor so that the results of the survey are representative of the national population of farms. The survey is operated as part of the Farm Accountancy Data Network of the EU and it fulfils Ireland’s statutory obligation to provide data on farm output, costs and income to the European Commission on an annual basis.

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