Ireland had in 2019 a number of 16146 dairy farms. In 2019 average dairy farm had 80 cows. To compare: in 2010 average Irish dairy farm had 64 cows. In 2019 the average milk production per hectare was 11799 litres. The average dairy stocking rate has increased from 1.90 livestock units per hectare in 2010 to 2.09 livestock units in 2019. The average family farm income was 66570 euro, which was nine percent more than in 2018, according to Teagasc.