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How much did farmers pay to rent silage ground last year?

2019 saw variable changes in rental values for all land across Ireland, with some rising as much as 14% and others falling up to 12%.

That is according to the annual Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland / Teagasc Agricultural Land Market Review and Outlook Report 2020.

The report contains data relating to the different rental values of lands in certain areas as well as for various purposes.

Potato ground in Leinster remains as the most expensive to rent in Ireland, and seen an increase of 8% in 2019 from the previous year’s data.

Grazing ground in Leinster experienced the biggest fall in rental value, dropping by 12% from €190/acre to €170/acre.

The data and values on the agricultural rental market found in the land market review is as follows:

2019 rent values (€/acre)

Connaught/Ulster Munster Leinster (excl. Dublin)
Grazing/Silage 176 207 183
Grazing only 144 200 170
Cereal crops 203 227 210
Potato crops 273 268 378
Other crops 186 273 256

Changes in value:

Connaught/Ulster 2018 2019 % change
Grazing/Silage €160 €176 +9
Grazing only €141 €144 +2
Cereal crops €179 €203 +12
Potato crops €252 €273 +8
Other crops €183 €186 +2
Munster 2018 2019 % change
Grazing/Silage €198 €207 +4
Grazing only €182 €200 +9
Cereal crops €209 €227 +8
Potato crops €230 €268 +14
Other crops €268 €273 +2
Leinster (excl. Dublin) 2018 2019 % change
Grazing/Silage €197 €183 -8
Grazing only €190 €170 -12
Cereal crops €216 €216 -3
Potato crops €348 €378 +8
Other crops €246 €256 +4
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