ARABLE

 

Our arable farming operation is managed by EC Drummond (Agriculture) Ltd.

It is carried out across two locations in Herefordshire and Hampshire with a combined area of over 8,000 acres.

Our locations

Herefordshire

Based at Homme Farm in Ross-on-Wye, our Herefordshire operation is spread across approximately 4,400 acres of owned and rented land.

We specialise in growing chipping varieties of potatoes for major processors and the chip shop trade.

We also grow other combinable crops such as wheat, barley and oilseed rape, and out the establishment tasks for our soft fruit enterprises.

Hampshire

At our Wootton St Lawrence location in Hampshire we specialise in growing combinable and energy crops at two different estates covering 4,000 acres.

The variety of soil types we farm here enable us to grow a variety of different crops across a wide rotation. This allows us to boost biodiversity while maintaining yields and maximising returns to the landowner.

POTATOES

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WINTER WHEAT

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RYE & MAIZE

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Embracing technology

 

We operate the latest machinery to ensure crops reach their greatest yield potential within an optimum timeframe.

Operations currently centre around a strip tillage system that improves soil conditions while reducing fixed costs. To ensure flexibility around the different crops, we also operate both plough-based and minimum-tillage systems to provide us with options in all conditions.

Liquid fertiliser is used extensively, enabling us to achieve more precise application and more efficient storage. 

The productivity of both our machinery and workforce are also maximised thanks to the use of RTK guidance systems.

Tractor ploughing

Sustainable stewardship

Outstanding environmental management is key to our arable operation.

At our Hampshire location we are involved in both the Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) and Countryside Stewardship Schemes (CSS). These assist us in preserving the land we farm by targeting biodiversity, water quality and historical features.

Tractor ploughing

Farming partnerships

 

EC Drummond provides landowners and farming clients with the highest level of farm management.

Firmly focused on profit, we offer a range of services and agreements that allow landowners and tenants to retain the ownership of their farming assets while enjoying a secure income.

These include:

  • Farm business tenancies
  • Contract supply of labour and machinery with profit incentives
  • Management with or without equity and profit incentives
  • Agreements can be tailored to individual requirements

We are always looking for new opportunities in all sectors involved in agriculture including livestock, arable and fruit production and are keen to discuss collaborative partnerships wherever the location.

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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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