Contract Farming


Contract Farming, Share Farming and Joint Venture Agreements can be an effective way for some landowners to reduce their day to day involvement on the farm, whilst enabling other businesses to expand the area they farm.  By sharing land, machinery or expertise both parties benefit from more effectively utilising their capital which can lead to increased profitability or return on capital. These agreements are often considered as an alternative to Farm Business Tenancies and can be an effective and tax efficient vehicle in the appropriate situation.

Our in-depth knowledge of the wider issues relating to land ownership, such as taxation, Basic Payment Scheme (BPS), Countryside Stewardship Scheme, sporting and other interests enables us to advise landowners as to the most appropriate options for their circumstances.

Combine this with our technical expertise in Agronomy and Livestock systems means we are capable of providing advice and recommendations specifically tailored to the needs of the individual client and farming system.

GSC Grays offer a range of contract farming, share farming and joint venture agreements that can be tailored to each individual circumstance. We work with both parties to create an annual budget and farming policy; this is then rigorously monitored through monthly, quarterly or annual reporting as required.

Agriculture has undergone a period of substantial change and will continue to do so in the future. Widely fluctuating crop and livestock prices, the ever increasing burden of legislation and rapidly changing and complex subsidy schemes, means that farms have to be proactively managed to maximise returns.

  • Return On Capital Performance
  • Variable Cost Management
  • Benchmarking
  • Swot Analysis
  • Monitoring Business and Enterprise Performance
  • Production and Marketing Advice
  • Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions – Planning and Execution
  • Preparation, Analysis and Financial Reporting
  • Succession Planning
  • Identify and Implement The Changes Needed
  • Be Opportunistic