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price of leased land

  • 13-03-2022 8:00pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,322 ✭✭✭ Tomjim

    How much is leased land making this year



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,729 ✭✭✭ Grueller

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,114 ✭✭✭ Dinzee Conlee

    That’s fairly unhelpful for the OP @Grueller

    Would leased ground not be more useful this year with lads not able to drive on owned ground with fertiliser?

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,096 ✭✭✭✭ Reggie.

    Land here hitting €300 an acre. No fencing, no handling facilities and water out of a small river

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,322 ✭✭✭ Tomjim

    Does the 300 include entitlements ? - I would understand dairy men being able to afford that

    I also heard recently of young trained farmers paying that type of money, who would be from a beef and sheep background - how can they afford that?

  • Registered Users Posts: 24,096 ✭✭✭✭ Reggie.

    Naked land. Dairy farmer was the highest bidder on last news I heard on it

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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,729 ✭✭✭ Grueller

    Tis an impossible question to answer though Dinzee too without having context. I have land long term at €280, no entitlements it's naked land.

    Conacre depending on quality in North Wexford is from €250 to €480 is the range I am hearing on the grapevine and give the entitlements back is common. Does that answer help? Probably not with the range and without knowing quality etc.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,708 ✭✭✭ lalababa

    Is renting land viable in anything but dairy and maybe something unique like market gardening? Especially with those numbers above mentioned.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,117 ✭✭✭ Anto_Meath

    For the last few years around here land was making in and around €200 - €250 / acre. But this year there is very little of it moving & what I am hearing is mad money, 2 dairy lads got stuck in to 35 acres up the road, €13,000 is what was on it on Friday. Know the two boys and to see them you wouldn't think either of them would be the sort to give that sort of money for land. No entitlements with it either

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,739 ✭✭✭ DBK1

    There’s a 40 acre block of hungry ground that never saw lime or fertiliser in a lifetime near here up for letting at the minute, the first bid was €300 an acre from a dairy man. It’s up at €400 at the moment and still going.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,848 ✭✭✭✭ Bass Reeves

    That is about tops for land for drystock. ANC has a limit around 30+35 HA. Usually you any Glas you draw is off your own land. If it's naked you need to buy/ lease payments. If now and you give these back you are at nothing.

    Top prices are usually paid by dairy farmers for land adjacent to them which they can add to there milking platform.

    However I think a lot of lads do not do the maths.

    Slava Ukrainii

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,739 ✭✭✭ DBK1

    Also you’d find that naked land can make a lot more because you’ll have lads with spare entitlements they need land for bidding on it. If they have entitlements worth say €150-€200 an acre to go on it then paying €350-€400 is the same as giving €150-€200 for land with entitlements. Normally around here if entitlements are with the land they have to be paid back to the owner so they’re only a headache really for the lad taking it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,322 ✭✭✭ Tomjim

    if you are working, and on the high rate of tax, then 300 per acre tax free looks very attractive

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,334 ✭✭✭ Cavanjack

    Yeah it’s naked land so leasing entitlement’s. Leaves the land closer to €100 an acre.

  • Registered Users Posts: 941 ✭✭✭ einn32

    What's meadowing going for this year?

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,638 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

    There's not a drystock enterprise that'll come near it for profit

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,956 ✭✭✭ 893bet

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,322 ✭✭✭ Tomjim

    I would agree but if you had say stand alone 50 acres, you would get 5k on glas, 1200 on ANC and entitlements of say 6k, that's a total payment of 12200 as it stands currently

    If you made no money from the stock, you just broke even, there will always be money to spend on a working farm

    If I got 300 per acre on a lease thats 15k and the beauty of it is that it's tax free - no contest

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,322 ✭✭✭ Tomjim

    sorry KG i didn't see your post until I had posted, I think though we are saying the same thing.

    What gets me about my current set up is the money I spend on the farm in the last few weeks ie 100 euro on diesel, 500 for fencing, 600 hitch cutting, vet last week 150. Always spending money.

    Sorry now I don't want to come across as whinging but it's really hard to hold onto money

    I thought about leasing a few years ago but at the time I was concerned about the entitlements, it looks more straight forward now with the new CAP

    I suppose key is if you are in an area with a high demand for leased ground

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,033 ✭✭✭

    You never said a truer word 'it's really hard to hold onto money' lately.

  • Registered Users Posts: 15,848 ✭✭✭✭ Bass Reeves

    First of all the 300/ acre if achievable probably includes BPS or you have to sell it on.

    Assuming a 60 acre farm or 24HA.

    The 18K is not totally tax free you pay PRSI and USC if under 65. A d USC if over it.

    That 10% minimum. The auctioneer will take another 3-4%. Add in a 150/year for solicitor and stamp duty over lifetime of contract. 18 gross is about 15.3k net. You will probably need to insure the farm as well costing another 7-800 euro leaving 14.5k

    Sixty acre farm will generate approx 7.5k in BPS, 4k in GLAS and 2.2k in ANC or 13.7k I. Payments. Any lad in drystock worth his salt will have a net margin if 200/acre giving another 12k.

    Because you are an active farmer you get to write off a fair bit of stuff. 2/3's of cars costs, phone, electricity etc.there is the ability to write off other costs as well.

    Slava Ukrainii

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,638 ✭✭✭✭ wrangler

    Again I don't believe your figures and you shouldn't mislead people the way you do.

    €300 is without BPS, The entitlements I've rented out is taxed alright, The other land thats rented with entitlemnts is grossing over €400/ac tax free including BPS. the auctioneer was 5% the first year, haven't seen him since. Farming 10 acres I get to write off all the expenses you mentioned.

    Also if I was young enough I could have a salary as well so all in all, financially I should've leased years ago,

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,739 ✭✭✭ DBK1

    Bass if you ever decide to lease out your land will you give me a shout on it!

    Land is easily making €300 an acre around here PLUS the BPS on top of that and we’re not in the golden vale by any means. I’d say there’s not an acre of even middling land leased in the country in the last 3 years for anything less than €250 plus BPS.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,965 ✭✭✭ Dunedin

    ‘Any lad in drystock worth his salt will have a net margin if 200/acre’

    must be a lot of farmers not worth their salt so, given all the talk about farmers losing money……….

  • Registered Users Posts: 570 ✭✭✭ eire23

    Thats last comment is misleading. 200 a acre is the tops around here with the majority around 100-150 a acre and that would be for good land. Rough land can be got for less than 100. Land around here would be very good for the most part but dairy farms are scarce so maybe that's a factor.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,739 ✭✭✭ DBK1

    Do you mind me asking what part of the country you’re in? It’s certainly not the case in the vast majority of the country.

    But even at your rate of €150 an acre that’s still double what Bass is calculating with a 60 acre block for a net spend of €4,300 (€72 per acre)

    There is land being rented for €200 an acre around here but they’d be 5 and 10 year leases coming to the end of term and there’s not a hope the leases will be renewed at that value. There’s nothing to be got around here for anything even close to €200 the past few years and I’ve friends in different areas of the country that all say the same.