what do we offer?
details of our services
Every farm is different, so we offer a range of management services, structured around the following formats:
The Co-operative Farms is responsible for day to day operations, including funding the management, labour and machinery required. Crops and stock remain the property of the landowner, who receives income from their sale but pays all variable costs and some fixed costs, as well as our fee. The first charge on resulting profit is paid to the landowner, with the remainder split to reflect the risks and workload borne by each party. There are clear tax benefits to contract farming for new investors.
farm business tenancies
The landowner rents out his land to The Co-operative Farms, or to a partnership with us, under terms and for a period fixed by agreement. These tenancies have the advantage of maximising capital release and minimising administrative costs.
These are true-equity partnerships particularly suitable for larger or longer term ventures. Financial responsibility for working capital is shared, with The Co-operative Farms usually contributing 50% or more. The landowning partner is the non-executive chairman, whilst we take management responsibility for the running of the business.
These are non-equity arrangements where The Co-operative Farms provides management for a fee. Our experienced manager works with your team, providing leadership, advice and support to help you get the most from your investment.
Each agreement is individually negotiated, and tailored to your own circumstances so you can be sure to get a fair deal, that’s right for your farm, and with the level and control of input you choose.
so why should you farm with us?
contact us if you are interested in our services.