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County Wexford (CSO Area Code CTY 14)

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Table 1 - Number of farms classified by farm size (AAU)

Number of farms classified by farm size (AAU)
Farm size (Hectares) 1991 2000 2010
Farms less than 10 1,101 761 640
Farms between 10 and less than 20 976 679 711
Farms between 20 and less than 30 977 710 688
Farms between 30 less than 50 1,304 1,177 1,101
Farms between 50 less than 100 997 1,040 1,052
Farms greater than 100 242 246 234
Total Farms 5,597 4,613 4,426
Agricultural Area Utilised (AAU): The Agricultural Area Utilised is the combined area under crops, silage, hay, pasture and rough grazing land in use (including fallow land). Areas under roads, tracks, water, bog, marsh, rocks, unused rough grazing land, buildings etc. are excluded.
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Table 2 - Area farmed and area under selected crops

Area farmed and area under selected crops
Crops (Hectares) 1991 2000 2010
Total Cereals 42,387 45,160 41,723
Potatoes 1,263 778 1,758
Total Crops 55,326 59,887 51,771
Silage 32,638 37,178 38,876
Hay 16,847 11,355 10,000
Pasture 88,176 71,454 77,276
Rough Grazing 5,843 5,113 4,562
All Area Farmed 198,829 184,987 182,485
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Table 3 - Number of selected livestock

Number of selected livestock
Livestock (Head) 1991 2000 2010
Bulls 1,261 1,855 1,911
Dairy Cows 59,032 53,481 51,800
Other Cows 24,622 33,011 36,697
Other Cattle 187,071 178,163 165,766
Total Cattle 271,986 266,510 256,174
Rams 9,334 7,102 3,283
Ewes 356,303 248,341 92,893
Other Sheep 327,040 168,907 89,394
Total Sheep 692,677 424,350 185,570
Horses 4,651 4,589 6,732
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Table 4 - Farm labour input by number of persons and Annual Work Units (AWU)

Farm labour input by number of persons and Annual Work Units (AWU)
Persons / AWU 1991 2000 2010
Holder: Persons 5,550 4,606 4,409
Holder: AWU 4,818 3,611 3,410
Spouse: Persons 3,309 1,591 1,686
Spouse: AWU 2,340 975 789
Other Family: Persons 2,848 1,958 2,438
Other Family: AWU 1,966 1,000 1,092
Non Family Labour:Persons 943 750 644
Non Family Labour:AWU 812 478 404
Total Persons 12,650 8,905 9,177
Total Farm AWU 9,936 6,063 5,695
Annual Work Unit (AWU): The labour input of each person who worked on the farm was measured in terms of AWUs with one AWU being defined as 1800 hours or more of labour per person per annum.
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Table 5 - Number of family farms by age of holder

Number of family farms by age of holder
Age of holder 1991 2000 2010
Under 35 840 699 312
35 to 44 1,136 1,070 931
45 to 54 1,332 1,202 1,168
55 to 64 1,229 856 1,055
65 and over 1,013 779 943
All Ages 5,550 4,606 4,409
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