According to the Central Statistics Office, there are 137,500 farms in Ireland and the average output per farm is €46,000. The Border and Midlands areas are dominant in Beef production, sheep farming as well as intensive farming (Poultry and Pig). The southern counties are predominantly cereal and dairy. The most recent data published is 2016 so we expect that these figures will have changed quite a bit with Brexit looming and the lifting of the milk quotas back in 2018.
What will not have changed much is the income level of farmers, currently standing at €31,412 on average (2017, Teagasc National Farm Survey., And this of course makes it even more important to ensure that they have the best advice when it comes to arranging farm insurance. Let alone securing the best deal possible.