A young, enthusiastic, farmer was concerned about his future as it had been indicated that his father’s tenancy would not be passed to him. He and his wife therefore decided to look for a new tenancy opportunity.
The farmer decided that he would like to go into partial retirement and to put the land under a Contract Farming Agreement (CFA).
The farm was the in-hand farming operation on a family estate of about 2,500 acres with paid management and staffing. It consisted of about 1,000 acres and had ceased milk production and expanded into beef and sheep with some arable
An Estate of around 2,000 acres had an ageing tenant, on a full Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy, working around 600 acres.
An Estate in the south west operated a successful contract farming arrangement which had been in place for a number of years. Outside of this the Estate had other land including heathland and extensive woodland.
A farming client was looking to change the use of some buildings to equestrian and operate a DIY livery operation but was unsure how to assess the market for this.
The owners of an existing leisure fishery wanted to provide additional facilities to service the needs of their current customers, attract new ones and improve dwell time by erecting a building that would provide changing facilities, a shop and a café.
A new Contract Farming Agreement needed to be negotiated with a farming company. The farmers wished to actively participate in the profits on the land and to operate a farming business whilst at the same time limiting their exposure to risk.
Disused 30 year old farm buildings, not suitable for modern agricultural practices, in need of being put to other uses otherwise they would fall into disrepair and become a potential liability.
A farming family asked us to carry out a farming review and, following that, a review on the diversification enterprise that had been carried out five years previously.