Succession 'doomed' unless farm is viable
Declan O’Brien
The agri-consultant also called for more research into the “economic price” that could be justified for land purchases and land rental.
24 May 2024 News
News Podcast: small farmers, ACRES and land leasing
On this week’s show, we discuss the predicted exodus of small farmers, ACRES payments and new land leasing proposals.
22 May 2024 News
Mass exodus of small farmers
Teagasc's small farmer survey shows that a significant area of small farmers' land is expected to go for lease over the coming years.
One in four small farmers plan on leasing land - survey
If these farmers act on their plans, 4% of the country's entire farmland area could enter the leasing market before 2030.
22 May 2024 News
Fine Gael proposals on land leasing rejected by auctioneers
Estate agents have warned that suggested changes to the tax reliefs on land leasing will be counter-productive.
22 May 2024 News
Fine Gael farm forum seeks to cap land leasing payment rates
The upper limit could be phased in over time to avoid disrupting existing leases and current market prices.
19 May 2024 News
'Red hot' market for hill land
A combination of increased CAP payments, young-farmer demand and a scarce supply of commonage and hill land is driving the market.
24 April 2024 News
Auctioneers expect Leinster to buck rising land rental trend in 2024
The survey of 129 auctioneers and valuers expects the trend of land rental cost increases to slow in other regions.
23 April 2024 News
NI entitlement trade at odds with ROI
In 2024, entitlements are being cut by 9% in NI to fund the new Beef Carbon Reduction Scheme and more deductions will occur in future years.
27 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Leases in most areas are in range €300/ac to €400/ac
New leases usually see the BISS payment passed back to the landowner via the rent but not CRISS and Eco payments.
21 March 2024 News
Increasing number of farms without a successor
Well-known agricultural solicitor Aisling Meehan said she has seen a rise in cases where there is no successor identified for a farm.
20 March 2024 News
Entitlements selling for up to 2.6 times their value
Reports differ across the country with higher-value entitlements selling in the region of 2.3 to 2.4 times their value while low-value entitlements are selling for up to 2.6 times their value.
20 March 2024 Schemes