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Irish CSO Reports

14 October 2013

Irish CSO Reports: Crops and Livestock Survey June Provisional EstimatesIrish CSO Reports: Crops and Livestock Survey June Provisional Estimates

Area under cereals were down 3.8% in June 2013.

Area under cereals down 3.8% in June 2013

Preliminary estimates for June 2013 show that the area under cereals decreased by12,100 hectares (-3.8%) to 303,300 ha. This was due to combined decreases in each of the winter cereals (wheat, oats and barley), including a drop of 40,000 ha (-47.3%) in winter wheat. The area under spring cereals increased by 37,700 ha, with an increase of 29,400 ha (+19.4%) in spring barley. See Table 1

The total number of cattle increased by 148,500 (+2.2%) to 6,902,600. This was mainly due to increases of 102,500 (+13.3%) in male cattle 1 to 2 years, 27,600 (+7.6%) in male cattle 2 years and over and 22,400 (+2.0%) in dairy cows. See Table 2.

The June 2013 results also show that:

  • Sheep numbers decreased by 93,100 (-1.8%) to 5,076,900. Other sheep (non-breeding) decreased by 72,100 (-2.9%) and breeding sheep decreased by 21,000 (-0.8%). See Table 3.
  • The area under potatoes increased by 14.6% to 10,300 ha. See Table 1.

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