Letting market ‘a total scramble’ as farmers from all sectors vie for land

In excess of €200/ac per annum is being paid for leases in the midlands and north Leinster

A 55ac parcel of land at Archerstown, Delvin is suitable for cattle only, and has good handling facilities and a water supply

Jim O'Brien

“The land rental scene is a total scramble at the moment,” says auctioneer Padraic Murtagh of James L Murtagh Auctioneers in Mullingar. “Farmers from all sectors – tillage, beef, sheep and dairy – are looking for land.”

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