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dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Cathal*
dc.contributor.authorvan Rensburg, Tom M.*
dc.contributor.authorHynes, Stephen*
dc.date.accessioned2013-03-05T16:30:55Z
dc.date.available2013-03-05T16:30:55Z
dc.date.issued2008-07
dc.identifier.citationBuckley, C., van Rensburg, T. M., & Hynes, S. (2008). What are the Financial Returns to Agriculture from a Common Property Resource? A Case Study of Irish Commonage. Journal of Farm Management, 13(5), 1-15en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0014-8059
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11019/341
dc.descriptionpeer-reviewed
dc.description.abstractCommonage in the Republic of Ireland has traditionally been used for agricultural activity, mainly livestock grazing. In recent times due to its prevailing common property characteristics and upland landscape, this resource is increasingly attracting the interest of recreational enthusiasts. However, the potential opportunity costs associated with recreation – namely the commercial value of sheep and cattle grazing on commonage remains to be investigated. This paper aims to fill this gap in the literature by analysing the agricultural returns from livestock rearing enterprises on commonage land for a sample of farmers in the west of Ireland. Results indicate that stocking rates are three times higher on privately owned land compared to shared commonage. Over 80 per cent of the farms in the sample had a gross margin under €20,000. In total, 96 per cent of gross margin was found to be attributable to Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments; with area based payments twice as important as direct livestock subsidies.en_GB
dc.description.sponsorshipThis paper was written as part of a Rural Stimulus funded project, financed by The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Fooden_GB
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherInstitute of Agricultural Managementen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesJournal of Farm Management;vol 13
dc.subjectCommonageen_GB
dc.subjectCommon propertyen_GB
dc.subjectReturns to Agricultureen_GB
dc.subjectRecreationen_GB
dc.titleWhat are the financial returns to agriculture from a common property resource? A case study of Irish commonageen_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.identifier.rmisREAG-0510-5655
dc.contributor.sponsorDepartment of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Ireland
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