Massive Farm Growth planned for 2021
Posted on: 14/06/2012
Farmers plan increases of 52% in milk output, 40% in beef output, and almost 60% in sheep numbers between now and 2021, according to a survey of 275 farmers in recent months by Dr Pat Bogue of Broadmore Research on behalf of Ulster Bank, in association with the Agricultural Consultants Association.
Almost 60% of sheep farmers surveyed plan to double their flocks on average by 2021, giving an increase of 59% in the national flock.
The planned increase by 2015 is 38%.
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