EC Drummond is first and foremost a family business.
In 1956, Eric Drummond Senior moved from Scotland to Ross-on-Wye in Herefordshire where he took up a tenancy at Homme Farm.
Back then, Homme Farm consisted of 90 hectares dedicated to growing potatoes, cereal and blackcurrants as well as rearing sheep and cattle.
Some years later, he was joined by his son Eric Drummond, who took ownership of the business in 1979.
Along with his family, Eric has since cultivated a thriving farming business based around Poultry, Arable, Top Fruit and Soft Fruit production.
Today, we farm an area of over 2,850 hectares spread over several locations.
We may have grown significantly, but we have always stayed true to our roots and are still proud to call Homme Farm home.
Our commitments to family and our beautiful surroundings remain at the heart of everything we do as we continue to build a modern, sustainable agribusiness that will allow future generations to work in the farming sector for years to come.
The Drummond family begins farming in Fife, Scotland
Eric Drummond Sr. takes up a tenancy at Homme Farm in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Drummond Sr. purchases first farm
Eric Drummond takes ownership of family business
Broiler (chicken) production introduced (c. 40,000/cycle)
Pershore Farm added
Barnwell Farm at Bishops Tachbrook added
Strawberry farming introduced
Broiler production now at 1,100,000/cycle
Strawberry production moved onto tabletops – c 2,000MT
Tillington Top Fruit added to the Group (800 acres)
Brackley Farms Ltd added to the Group (8 poultry farms)
Strawberry business transferred to Homme Soft Fruit Ltd
EC Drummond (Agriculture) Ltd transfers poultry units into ECD Poultry Ltd. Stallard poultry farm is acquired. Group now consists of 27 poultry farms
The EC Drummond Group
The EC Drummond Group consists of six companies that are each responsible for managing the trade and assets of one of our four divisions.
EC Drummond (Agriculture) Ltd
Homme Soft Fruit Ltd
EC Drummond & Son
ECD Poultry Ltd
Brackley Farms Ltd
Tillington Top Fruit Ltd
To sustainably deliver the highest quality products to our customers and partners, achieve profitable returns for all parties and allow future generations to continue working in the farming sector.”