40th anniversary of Teagasc farm survey

Free to use;No reproduction fee;11/06/13;Farming;Professor Gerry Boyle, Director Teagasc with Tom Hayes TD, Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, and Thia Hennessy, Principal Research Officer at the Rural Economy Research Centre, Teagasc, at the lecture Marking 40 Years of Ireland's Membership of the European Union. The lecture took place at the RDS on Monday 10th June. Photo: John T Ohle Photography: For more information: Eric Donald, Teagasc. Tel: (059) 918 3408 / (086) 838 1112
The Teagasc National Farm Survey is celebrating 40 years of publication this year and a major title has been commissioned.

The Teagasc National Farm Survey is celebrating 40 years of publication this year and a major title has been commissioned.

The publication measures farm incomes across the main enterprises and reflects the changes in sales, costs and incomes on an annual basis. It has gone from strength to strength since its inception in 1973 - the year Ireland first joined the EU.

To mark the 40th anniversary, the organisation will produce a publication entitled ‘40 years of Irish Farming since Joining the European Union: A journey with the Teagasc National Farm Survey’ - a must read for farmers and historians alike.

“While the Teagasc National Farm Survey was primarily established to provide statistics to Brussels on developments in Irish farm income, it has become an invaluable source of information on the economic status of farm families in the sector,” Professor Gerry Boyle, Teagasc said. “It charts the highs and lows of EU membership, from the golden era for milk production in the 1970s to the imposition of milk quota in 1984.”