According to the Census of Agriculture 2010, which provides comprehensive statistics on all Ireland had 139,829 active farm holdings on 1 June 2010. Livestock are central to Irish farming and 110,998 holdings had animals on their property in the 2010 census.
In economic terms, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine estimates that the agri-food sector in Ireland contributes a value of €24 billion to the national economy, generates 6.3% of gross value added and provides 7.4% of national employment.
The agri-food sector is one of Ireland’s most important indigenous manufacturing sectors, accounting for employment of around 167,500 people. It includes almost 700 food and drinks firms throughout the country that export food and seafood to more than 160 countries worldwide. Economic activity in the agriculture and food sector produces a far bigger return than equivalent activity in other traded sectors of the economy. That is because agri-food companies source 74% of raw materials and services from Irish suppliers, compared to 43% for all manufacturing companies.
In Ireland the agri-food sector is a hugely valuable part of the economy, and is a key contributor to economic growth. Irish food and drink exports are thriving on the global stage – we export the majority of what we produce, and consumers in 175 countries around the world are our customers.
Agri-food exports have achieved remarkable success, and have increased by 50% on 2009 levels. Food and beverage exports were €10.8bn in 2015, a 3% increase on the previous year. Total agri-food sector exports were €11.78bn.
We have a marvellous selection of products suitable for agricultural purposes at Pro-Weld Ireland.
The SIP TP650/175 Petrol Pressure Washer is a petrol-driven pressure washer fitted with a brass-headed pump, and a space-saving and power-coated frame, making it particularly ideal for contractors and farming use.
It has a 650 litres/hour maximum water flow rate,
The petrol pressure washer has an 8 metre heavy-duty rubber hose w/ lance, a brass-head pump and fittings for long life, a heavy-duty lance with 5 pattern nozzles, low oil protection helps prevent damage and big pneumatic tyres for easy movement.
It’s ideal for farming and contractor use.
The Pred Atlantic gloves from our selection of safety wear consists of a 13 gauge, red polyester liner; dual coated with a smooth latex base layer and a sandy palm finish.
This glove is available in sizes 7 (S) to 11 (XXL) and is finished with an elasticated wrist with a coloured cotton size indicator.
Smooth latex coating waterproofs to the wrist, whilst the sandy palm offers superb wet and dry suction grip.
It’s available to buy in cases of 120 pairs (per size).
Costs just €3.75
The final product from Pro-Weld Ireland that can be used for agriculture is the Tig Gas 9 Litre Pure Argon Bottle New. It’s used with TIG welding stainless steel, carbon steel and aluminium. Argon is typically suitable for most TIG welding applications providing a capability of welding at any depth. The repair of alloy wheels, farming equipment, vehicle body panels, model work and metals is used for aircraft are among many of Argons popular uses.