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AIB's Outlook: Beef report – in association with the Irish
Farmers’ Association – includes specially commissioned research with
200 farmers (undertaken by Ipsos MRBI and Broadmore Research &
Consulting) and a look at the challenges and opportunities facing the
Download the full report Outlook: Beef (May 2015)
Beef farming is the dominant enterprise on Irish farms, with over 95,000 farms having some element of a beef business. The sector is, however, undoubtedly the most diverse within Irish agriculture, with major differences between farms in terms of system, scale, intensification, efficiency, off-farm employment and dependence on direct payments.