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Teagasc 2030 Foresight Report - Volume 1

A number of studies have already been done on the future of Irish agriculture, sketching out the direction that the industry will go in the immediate future. Teagasc 2030, this Foresight report, is not a repeat of those exercises. Instead, it looks at how the economy will evolve into a knowledge economy; the role that the agriculture and food sectors will play in the new knowledge-based bioeconomy (KBBE) and how Teagasc can support and encourage such a development. This is an important report for Teagasc, because it looks at the skills and structures needed for a science-based organisation like Teagasc to support the information-driven economy of the future.

01 January 2008
72 Pages
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Situation and Outlook in Agriculture 2007/08

Farm incomes returned to their traditional levels in 2006 following a once off boost in 2005 due to increased direct payments arising from the changeover to the Single Farm Payment (SFP) system. The Teagasc National Farm Survey (NFS) results showed that Family Farm Income (FFI) decreased from €22,459 per farm in 2005 to €16,680 in 2006 – a decrease of 25.7%. Gross output per farm declined by 11% with direct and overhead costs each declining by 2% and 0.3% respectively in 2006, resulting in a decline of 1.2% in total costs. When the decline of 25.7% in 2006 is combined with the increase of 44.4% in 2005, the net effect is that farm incomes have increased by 7.2% from 2004 to 2006.

01 December 2007
74 Pages
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Feed Conversion Efficiency Matters

Pig feed prices have risen sharply since last harvest. They are set to remain high into the future due to increased demand for the manufacture of ethanol and depressed crop yields due to drought in some key grain growing areas.

18 November 2007
Media Article
2 Pages