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  • Aspects of Donegal

Agricultural Regions

Around 43% of the total land area of Co Donegal is farmed. Most of this farming occurs in the river valleys and rolling lowlands of east and south Donegal, and to a lesser extent in Inishowen.

Just over 38% of Donegal's farms specialize in beef production and almost one-fifth of Ireland's sheep farming enterprises are based in the county.

Cereals are a significant crop in the Finn Valley, Laggan and parts of Inishowen.

Over the past decades, oats have been replaced by barley as the main cereal crop.

Potatoes for seed and table are a major crop in east Donegal.

Many farms in the St Johnston and Newtowncunningham areas specialize in their production.