We specialise in combinable crops such as wheat, barley and oats. These grains are predominately used for making bread, biscuits and animal feed. We are also mass producers of oil seeds which are used for cooking and biodiesel production.
The farms and estates are in the hands of an experienced, professional team who specialise in running leading rural businesses.
What we grow
Farmcare takes a long term view of soil management including:
All our managers and staff are trained in soil management and cultivation techniques, correct use of tyres, and we use Global Positioning Systems GPS to minimise cultivations.
Regular maintenance of ditches and drains is given high priority and we are investing in replacing of our drainage systems to ensure best possible land quality.
Crop residues are only removed when necessary and the majority of our farms apply organic matter to our soils as standard.
Precision farming techniques
All our fields are zoned to identify different soil types to allow us to apply the appropriate level of crop inputs.
Contract Farm Agreements - CFA
Farmcare offers management and contracting services through CFA’s. We provide the labour, machinery, management as well as 150 years of expertise, skill and passion. The land owner or tenant would fund the variable inputs for the growing crop. A contracting fee would be agreed along with a prior charge. The remaining surplus being shared at predetermined rate between the land owner and Farmcare.
Farm Business Tenancy - FBT
Farmcare rents land through FBT’s usually between three and five year agreements. The rent is agreed for the period of the tenancy and in some agreements an additional fee is paid to reflect performance of the crop being grown.