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ABOUT US

 

Our story

 

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.

Tractor ploughing

1946

The Drummond family begins farming in Fife, Scotland

1956

Eric Drummond Sr. takes up a tenancy at Homme Farm in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

1968

Drummond Sr. purchases first farm

1979

Eric Drummond takes ownership of family business

1980s

Broiler (chicken) production introduced (c. 40,000/cycle)

1990s

Pershore Farm added

Barnwell Farm at Bishops Tachbrook added

Strawberry farming introduced

2000s

Broiler production now at 1,100,000/cycle

2015

Strawberry production moved onto tabletops – c 2,000MT

2018

Tillington Top Fruit added to the Group (800 acres)

2020

Brackley Farms Ltd added to the Group (8 poultry farms)

Strawberry business transferred to Homme Soft Fruit Ltd

2021

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.

ARABLE

EC Drummond (Agriculture) Ltd

SOFT FRUIT

Homme Soft Fruit Ltd

POULTRY

EC Drummond & Son

ECD Poultry Ltd

Brackley Farms Ltd

TOP FRUIT

Tillington Top Fruit Ltd

OUR MISSION

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.”

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E.C Drummond is at its heart, and always has been, a family business.

Homme Farm, Ross-on-Wye HR9 7TF

 Phone: 01989 764328

 Fax: 01989 763576

 Email: info@ecdrummond.co.uk

 

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