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Farming Partnerships

We form valued long-term partnerships with local farmers

Partnerships with Farmers

For a number of years, Apsley Farms has been working in successful partnerships with local farms. In practice, this means we provide a reliable income stream to around 40 local farms by purchasing their break crops.

Break crops are used in our bio digester to produce low-carbon sustainable Bio Gas energy, CO2 for the food industry and high-quality plant nutrients.

Successful Partnerships

Successful partnerships have some specific criteria to make them work

Transparency

Clarity

Trust

Honesty

Mutually beneficial

Sustainability

Please reach out to us via our website, email, or social media, and let’s start a conversation.

How our partnerships work

Contract to grow a standing crop

This is either Maize, Rye, Barley or Oats. The contract is based on an area and not a tonnage, with us taking all tonnage off that contracted area.
Crops are stored on site in agbags and payment is divided over the following 10 months.

Contract Farming

This is where you’re in charge and we provide the machinery and any expertise that you may require to farm the land the way you want it done.

Food or for Fuel, we give you more routes to market.

FBT (Farm business tenency)

This is where you can leave it to us, taking the hassle away from the daily issues that can come with owning an asset, enjoy the land either for pleasure or as a financial instrument. With our team we can look after the management of your land and estate as per your wishes.

Partnering with us

Our partnerships have been successful for many years and as such we have a large number of partners who have been with us for some time. However, if you would like to know more about growing for us, or any other aspect of our farming operation, please contact our friendly team.

The benefits for partners

A second income stream

By supplying us with their break crops, partner farms have a reliable second income stream. What’s more, the price we pay is less affected by short-term changes in cash crop prices.

Improved cash flow

Apsley Farms make monthly advance payments for the crop, simplifying the cash flow for our partner farms.

Better soil quality

Incorporating a break crop improves soil integrity and quality; which also benefits the overall crop grown and contributes to a managed crop rotation.

Transparent and fair prices.

We agree the price upfront, for the crop harvested. Our farmer partners can see exactly how much they have produced.  It’s straightforward, transparent, and fair.  All crops removed from the Ag Bags transported to Apsley Farms is weighed again so that a balancing payment can be arranged comparing the weight from the field to the weight of crop used.

Optimal efficiency

Our partner farms store the harvested break crops in Ag Bags which are strategically placed to ensure the crop being removed is achieved with the minimum of disturbance to the farmer.