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Farm Numbers and Farm Size

The total number of farms recorded by the CSO, Farm Structures Survey 2007 was 128,200, down from 141,500 in 2000, a decline of more than 9% over the period. The average farm size in 2007 was 32.3 hectares, a marginal increase on the 2000 equivalent of 31.4 hectares. The average EU-27 farm size is estimated by Eurostat to be 22 hectares.