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County Kildare (CSO Area Code CTY 06)

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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 10 848 595 494
Farms between 10 and less than 20 596 443 473
Farms between 20 and less than 30 475 369 362
Farms between 30 less than 50 518 540 488
Farms between 50 less than 100 574 522 530
Farms greater than 100 240 225 231
Total Farms 3,251 2,694 2,578
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 26,602 24,614 26,849
Potatoes 296 279 474
Total Crops 30,435 29,544 30,810
Silage 14,694 17,069 17,965
Hay 11,620 8,028 6,587
Pasture 61,106 53,896 55,099
Rough Grazing 5,108 3,980 3,305
All Area Farmed 122,963 112,517 113,765
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Table 3 - Number of selected livestock

Number of selected livestock
Livestock (Head) 1991 2000 2010
Bulls 452 815 862
Dairy Cows 18,893 14,318 11,444
Other Cows 12,488 19,696 20,327
Other Cattle 108,188 99,760 92,329
Total Cattle 140,021 134,589 124,962
Rams 4,585 3,523 2,199
Ewes 156,010 121,817 70,325
Other Sheep 149,751 97,591 70,357
Total Sheep 310,346 222,931 142,881
Horses 5,904 5,293 5,155
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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 3,183 2,678 2,561
Holder: AWU 2,497 1,935 1,853
Spouse: Persons 857 781 909
Spouse: AWU 519 382 384
Other Family: Persons 1,334 1,162 1,453
Other Family: AWU 835 524 616
Non Family Labour:Persons 1,395 809 494
Non Family Labour:AWU 1,248 609 340
Total Persons 6,769 5,430 5,417
Total Farm AWU 5,099 3,450 3,193
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 35 422 311 147
35 to 44 669 615 392
45 to 54 744 665 637
55 to 64 694 555 693
65 and over 654 532 692
All Ages 3,183 2,678 2,561
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