Diverse Oxfordshire farm sale includes profitable poultry unit

The sale of an award-winning Oxfordshire farm includes a highly profitable poultry enterprise as part of a diverse business.

Leadenporch Farm near Deddington can take 175,000 birds and runs 358 acres of combinable crops.

The average annual net margin for the past three years for the poultry business is £231,381, with a contract to supply Faccenda Foods.

The arable operation – predominantly winter cereals, oilseed rape and beans – uses half of the poultry litter as fertiliser and sells the remainder, generating £15,000-£20,000 a year.

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Willow trees are harvested for cricket bats and are forecast to generate income of £96,000 over the next 18 years.

Leadenporch Farm has a guide price of £6.95m as a whole or in two lots and is being marketed through the Oxford rural office of Carter Jonas.

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