The primary crops grown in Ireland are barley, wheat, oats, potatoes and sugar beets. As of 2014, most of the country's farmland is dedicated to supporting livestock for export to meet a high demand for meat overseas.Continue Reading
The climate and soil quality in Ireland favor the growth of grass over arable crops. This makes the land ideal for livestock farming. The country supports a widespread cattle industry as well as dairy farming and sheep, horse and pig farms. The pastoral farming industry is supported by a high demand for livestock in Britain and continental Europe. The European Union provides secure markets and improved prices for Ireland's products as of 2014, which has led to an increase in Ireland's agricultural income over the 20 preceding years.
As of 2014, 19.5 percent of Ireland's total land area is dedicated to agriculture. Around 7.5 percent of land is used to grow crops, primarily in the east, although potatoes and oats can be raised in the west as well. Most of the farms in Ireland are small in comparison to other agricultural nations. In 1999, the estimated yield of the nation's principal crops was 1.7 million tons of sugar beets, 1.3 million tons of barley, 600,000 tons of wheat, 560,000 tons of potatoes and 136,000 tons of oats.Learn more about Europe
As of 2013, the most viable cash crops in Maryland include corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, barley, melons, potatoes, sweet corn, apples, peaches and beans. More than 2 million acres in Maryland are used for agricultural activities, and there are 12,400 farms with an average acreage of 165 per farm. Corn is the largest cash crop in the state, with a total value of nearly $312 million.Full Answer >
Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic covering 70,273 square miles and supporting a population of 4,125,000 people, as of July 2015. Over 1 million of that number lives in Dublin, Ireland's capital. Catholicism is the predominant religion of Ireland, and the unit of currency is the euro.Full Answer >
Ireland is a country located west of Great Britain. It is off the mainland of the European continent to the northwest of the coastline of France. Ireland is in the eastern portion of the North Atlantic Ocean.Full Answer >
To locate somebody in Ireland, the first thing to do is have the name and surname of the person ready; from there, the first option is to go to Census Finder, which can search for persons in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. If the county or town that the person lives in is known, the search for the person should be much easier.Full Answer >