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Contract Farmer

Standone LLP
Ashbourne, Derbyshire
Contracted farming opportunity
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

Ednaston Estate near Ashbourne, Derbyshire is seeking a motivated Contract Farmer to oversee the management of their 345ha organic holding. The owners have a strong desire to deliver environmental and ecological benefits, alongside operating a commercial farming business.

Currently 265ha is under arable production, with a mixture of cereals and short-term leys and 80ha is permanent pasture. A store livestock enterprise has been developed incorporating sheep and cattle. Significant investment has been undertaken to ensure that every field is fenced and has water, excellent internal tracks and there is a modern 1,200t grain store.

Applications will be considered for either the arable Enterprise, livestock Enterprise or the whole.

You will be our ideal candidate if you have:

  • Experience of operating a Contract Farming Agreement
  • Organic experience (advantageous but not essential)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proactive and efficient attitude
  • An interest in farming alongside the environment  
  • Agricultural qualifications

A viewing day will be held on 9 February 2024 and must be booked with the viewing agents. Closing deadline for applications: 5pm on 1 March 2024.

Please Contact Ian McKenzie 07880389577 or

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