Renting and contract farming opportunities open up

Nearly 2,000 acres is available as a farm business tenancy in Berkshire in what the agent says is the largest open market letting in the county for a decade. 

Mayfield Farm, near Compton, is being offered on a two-year FBT from 1 October.

Available as a whole or in three lots, the farm is predominantly put to arable production across 1,677 acres but there is an additional 159 acres of grassland, a modern dairy, livestock buildings and feed and machinery stores.

Viewings are being held on Friday 8 May and Thursday 14 May by appointment. (Smiths Gore 01962 857 405)

In north Norfolk, a three-year contract farming agreement for 1,200 acres is being put out to tender.

Docking Lodge Farm, near Docking, has predominantly Grade 3 land and is currently cropped to wheat, barley, oilseed rape, maize and sugar beet. Potatoes, parsnips and carrots are also grown under licence.

The whole acreage is irrigated by two underground mains, served by a reservoir with a 22,000 cu m capacity and farmed under an ELS agreement. Storage for 500 tonnes of grain is available.

The contract starts in October and the application deadline is Friday 24 April. (Bidwells 01603 229 329)

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