We have a 73 acre farm in Powys near the Shropshire border or which about 30/40 acres would be available to share farm as we have horses on the rest of the land. However, as horses numbers go down would be would happy to move over more land to farming.
The farm has been dairy in the past and has also had some good vegetable crops and having recently taken on a Jersey house cow we are interested in the idea of high welfare raw milk micro dairy and vegetables boxes but are open to other ideas to make the best use of the land.
We also need someone able to help with hay/haylage making to feed the horses. The dairy buildings have long since collapsed but there is a barn on site and we are happy to put in more buildings and infrastructure. We have a basic tractor and some equipment and there is a two bedroom static caravan on site which has a woodburner, electric and internet etc and this could form a part of the share agreement.
We have access to all the business plans and software to run a vegetable box scheme and we have marketing skills so could help with that side of the business. We would also be interested in lamb box type schemes etc with the emphasis on high welfare. The land is good and there would be the possibility to grow other crops etc. We are looking for someone with vision who wants to start small and build the business up and we can offer support with business plans etc and financial and accounting skills.
Someone happy to help with the horses on occasion would be a bonus but is not a deal breaker. It is a beautiful part of the country and we have a good network of local farmers etc. It is not a huge amount of land which is why we are thinking more specialist high end such as raw milk and vegetable box scheme. Happy to discuss ideas and we want an agreement that is fair to both parties and to give a chance to someone who is keen to start a new business. We do eggs on a very small scale for ourselves and that is also something we would consider expanding. Happy to help with applying for grants etc and looking to help with further training etc. A good sense of humour and reliable are key things.
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A partner would be welcome to stay. School in the local village and other work might be available. Farm 4 x 4 could be made available if needed and has a tow bar. Nearest livestock auctions are in Oswestry.
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