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Market Research

Agricultural Market Research

Acorn Agricultural Research is the only Irish company that specialises solely in Irish agricultural market research. Our view is, find your niche and be the best at it. By focusing solely on the Irish farming segment, we know we can provide you with the most accurate market information.


Our unique selling proposition is that, due to years of specialising solely in the Irish Agri sector, we have unparalleled access to all the key stakeholders.  We have very strong connections with all of the key players in the Irish Agri Industry.  If we don’t know somebody, we know somebody who knows somebody.”  Our market research has consistently proven to be very reliable as we survey “decision makers”.  It is very easy to stand outside a livestock mart and survey the first 100 people that pass you.  However, how many people of that 100 are actually making financial or management decisions on farm?  Through years of experience and excellent networks in the Agri sector, we only survey farmers who make management decisions. 


We garner accurate and thorough information allowing you to determine the feasibility of a business venture before you commit resources.  In consultation with you, we can determine what type of research is required.  It may be qualitative research through mediums such as focus groups, one to one interviews or detailed on-farm surveys.  Or it could be quantitative research through telephone, SMS or online surveys.  Either way, we can provide you with the best Irish agricultural market intelligence. 


We understand farmers, so you can be sure that the data you get from our surveys is of the highest quality.”


Take a look at our case studies and testimonials or contact us for a consultation.


  • “We found Acorn research very professional to deal with. From the initial meeting where we discussed terms of reference, to their meticulous data collection, quantitative and qualitative research leading to results that gave us valuable insights to our business.”

    Brian O’Riordan
    Sales Manager, UK & Ireland, Lely Atlantic Limited.
  • “We engaged Acorn Agricultural Research for data collection for a dairy genetics research project.  Joe built up an excellent relationship with the participating farmers enabling him to gather all the data we needed”

    Dr. Frank Buckley
    Teagasc, Moorepark
  • “Acorn Agricultural Research took a complex brief and after developing an AgTech tool specifically to meet our needs, they successfully and professionally gathered the data we needed from our clients.  I would highly recommend them.”  

    Dr. John Shortall,
    DeLaval Ireland
  • ‘Our experience with Acorn was wholly positive, owing to the professional and holistic approach they took in their work. Each task assigned within the project was given expert care and due diligence, ultimately resulting in a report that both we and Acorn could stand over. We would definitely engage with this company again.’

    Dr. Catriona Duffy
    Maynooth University.

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