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Results from the 2017 December Agricultural Survey

Published: 14 Mar 2018

Annual agricultural survey based on data from larger agricultural holdings together with estimates for smaller farms.

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Results from the 2017 December Agricultural Survey
Table 7: Machinery, 2007 to 2017 (1)(2)

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Table 7: Machinery, 2007 to 2017 (1)(2)

detailed questions asked in alternate years summary questions asked
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
number number number number number number number number number number number
Cultivation 49,105 47,808 47,439 46,714 45,824 45,006 43,694 41,052 38,411 39,621 40,786
Planting and Fertiliser Distribution 30,842 29,941 29,796 29,468 28,915 28,254 27,348 25,471 23,594 23,393 24,014
Field crop or fruit sprayers 4,398 4,228 4,261 4,293 4,362 4,431 4,136 3,841 4,653 4,530 4,607
Combine harvesters 4,438 4,358 4,256 4,153 4,182 4,210 4,047 3,884 3,813 3,811 3,997
Harvesting 45,859 44,669 43,932 43,575 42,912 41,398 39,931 33,770 27,609 28,999 29,510
Load handling and Transporting 58,610 58,154 57,917 57,713 57,612 56,472 54,970 47,673 40,376 40,453 42,138
Drying and storage 4,739 4,684 4,525 4,365 4,254 4,142 4,012 3,882 3,391 3,434 3,705
Mounted hedge cutters 833 838 843 877 910 994 1,077 1,129 1,181 1,134 1,191
Drainage and ditching equipment 3,627 3,556 3,675 3,794 3,759 3,723 3,652 3,580 4,372 4,404 4,478
Feed mills, feed mixers and combined mill/mixers 3,358 3,200 3,196 3,192 3,108 3,023 2,895 2,767 3,367 3,533 3,728
Milking parlours : : : : : : : : 987 956 942
Cattle weighing crushes 2,442 2,379 2,315 2,403 2,491 2,411 2,331 2,575 2,818 3,229 3,215
Stand-by generators 5,309 5,371 5,404 5,436 5,298 5,160 5,077 4,993 5,636 5,921 5,700
Number of main holdings 1 26,063 25,272 26,188 26,545 23,943 24,373 24,693 21,807 23,323 23,240 26,267
Agricultural area on main holdings 1 5,317,550 5,297,565 5,328,898 5,344,808 5,326,948 5,273,855 5,326,792 5,246,086 5,227,446 5,226,033 5,391,964

(1) Figures for tractors and transport are based on estimates for all main holdings only, the numbers of which change from year to year.

(2) From 2015, only summary machinery data was collected (as opposed to data for individual sub-categories). Comparisons with previous years should be made with caution.

See section 9 of the publication for more information.

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