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Farming on commonage is it a constraint to recreational access

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Show simple item record Buckley, Cathal en van Rensburg, Thomas M. en 2010-05-10T13:58:06Z en 2010-05-10T13:58:06Z en 2008 en
dc.identifier.citation Buckley C., van Rensburg, T., M., & Hynes S. (2008) "Farming on commonage is it a constraint to recreational access" (Working Paper No. 0130) Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. en
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dc.description.abstract Commonage 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
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dc.publisher National University of Ireland, Galway en
dc.subject Commonage en
dc.subject Common property en
dc.subject Returns to agriculture en
dc.subject Recreation en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.title Farming on commonage is it a constraint to recreational access en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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