Register to Comment
Page 1 of 18 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 172
Like Tree68Likes
  1. #1
    Schuhart Schuhart is offline

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    7,920

    Irish Farmers are useless

    In Ireland, a farm labour force of 270,000 produces gross value added (i.e., value of what they produce less cost of inputs) of Ä2,345m. Thatís about Ä8,700 each.

    In UK (which doesnít even regard itself as an agricultural country) a farm labour force of 431,000 produces gross value added of Ä9,602m. Thatís Ä22,280 each, making them more than twice as productive.

    Put simply, our agricultural sector is in the wrong hands and we should have a policy of prising the land out of the hands of the current unproductive cohort of farmers, so that it can be accessed by people who might actually put it to work.

    Sources for the figures at the URLs below:
    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  2. #2
    hiding behind a poster hiding behind a poster is offline

    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Posts
    67,887

    What's the breakdown between full-time and part-time farmers in each country?
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  3. #3
    Mitsui2 Mitsui2 is offline
    Mitsui2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    33,680

    Quote Originally Posted by Schuhart View Post
    Irish Farmers are useless
    By god, Schuhart, you're damned lucky drummed doesn't post here any more!
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  4. #4
    Fritzbox Fritzbox is offline
    Fritzbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,892

    Quote Originally Posted by Schuhart View Post
    In Ireland, a farm labour force of 270,000 produces gross value added (i.e., value of what they produce less cost of inputs) of €2,345m. That’s about €8,700 each.

    In UK (which doesn’t even regard itself as an agricultural country) a farm labour force of 431,000 produces gross value added of €9,602m. That’s €22,280 each, making them more than twice as productive.

    Put simply, our agricultural sector is in the wrong hands and we should have a policy of prising the land out of the hands of the current unproductive cohort of farmers, so that it can be accessed by people who might actually put it to work.

    Sources for the figures at the URLs below:
    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    This is a well known situation. Does the farmers' dole still exist in one form or another?

    They're all subsidised by the EU, you know. The Irish tax payer doesn't have to pay a thing.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  5. #5
    Bea C Bea C is offline
    Bea C's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    23,415

    Quote Originally Posted by Mitsui2 View Post
    By god, Schuhart, you're damned lucky drummed doesn't post here any more!
    Whatever did happen to him?
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  6. #6
    ger12 ger12 is offline
    ger12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    45,448

    Two threads on farmers?
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  7. #7
    A Voice A Voice is offline
    A Voice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    5,325

    Quote Originally Posted by Schuhart View Post
    In Ireland, a farm labour force of 270,000 produces gross value added (i.e., value of what they produce less cost of inputs) of €2,345m. That’s about €8,700 each.

    In UK (which doesn’t even regard itself as an agricultural country) a farm labour force of 431,000 produces gross value added of €9,602m. That’s €22,280 each, making them more than twice as productive.

    Put simply, our agricultural sector is in the wrong hands and we should have a policy of prising the land out of the hands of the current unproductive cohort of farmers, so that it can be accessed by people who might actually put it to work.

    Sources for the figures at the URLs below:
    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    Isn't that just a function of intensive farming and automation? Do we really want MORE rather than less of that?
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  8. #8
    Wascurito Wascurito is offline
    Wascurito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    3,750

    I imagine output per hectare would be a more appropriate measure?

    Schurely Schuhart doesn't expect a farmer with two hectares to produce as much as one that owns 200?

    If he does, then I can't help him.
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  9. #9
    Fritzbox Fritzbox is offline
    Fritzbox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    1,892

    According to the table posted, Ireland is the only country in Europe where the actual number of people working in agriculture has actually increased between the years 2005 - 2013!

    Eurostat - Tables, Graphs and Maps Interface (TGM) table
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

  10. #10
    Wascurito Wascurito is offline
    Wascurito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Posts
    3,750

    Quote Originally Posted by ger12 View Post
    Two threads on farmers?
    And neither of them involve calendars?

    WTF?
    Sign in or Register Now to reply

Page 1 of 18 12311 ... LastLast
Sign in to CommentRegister to Comment