At Kingdom Farming we pride ourselves on our industry leading estate management and farming services, offering bespoke consultancy and award winning management across a range of rural contexts in Scotland.

We offer services that exceed our clients’ expectations by leveraging a data driven approach to estate management optimisation and precision farming..

Estate Management

At Kingdom Farming we provide end-to-end estate management, including; security, land maintenance and property maintenance. From specialist advice on single issues to renewable energy options and beyond, some of the specific areas where we help our clients include the following:
Day-to-day Estate and Farm Management
Analytics for Estate Optimization
Staff Management, including Recruitment and Training
Rent Collection, Accounts and Invoicing
Accounting and Bookkeeping
Health & Safety and Compliance
Maintenance and Renovation of Estate Properties
Agricultural Tenancy Management
Subsidies and Environmental Stewardship
Woodland Management
Farm Diversification – Renewables and Residential Development

Our excellent staff have many years of experience, coupled with high quality training and a strong emphasis on compliance with industry best practice.

Farming Services

Decades of experience combined with state of the art technology are the tools we use to optimise land

What is a Contract Farming Agreement?

A contract farming agreement is a joint venture between a landowner and a contractor. The landowner or occupier provides land and the contractor provides labour, machinery and often other services including crop marketing and agronomy.

Who does it suit?

CFAs are more flexible than tenancies and appeal to many, including:


Those wanting to expand without requirement for large amounts of extra capital. Those wanting to reduce capital tied up in machinery or cut down on physical farm work. New investors wanting some involvement and the tax advantages of land ownership, but who often do not have farming experience.
Those seeking to achieve active farmer status in the run up to CAP reform. Specialist field scale vegetable businesses. Those looking to use a data driven arable farming approach to optimise their productivity.

How does the farm owner benefit?

The immediate benefit for most is a reduction in capital employed on the farm, as most of the machinery becomes surplus and is sold, reducing costs of production significantly. These agreements allow a farmer to reduce his physical input while still living in the farmhouse and running the business. Some may want to release capital to pursue other business or investment ideas.

We also carry out all general office duties including stock control, farm record keeping, accounting, payroll and pension management.

What is a Contract Farming Agreement?

A contract farming agreement is a joint venture between a landowner and a contractor. The landowner or occupier provides land and the contractor provides labour, machinery and often other services including crop marketing and agronomy.

Who does it suit?

CFAs are more flexible than tenancies and appeal to many, including:


Those wanting to expand without requirement for large amounts of extra capital. Those wanting to reduce capital tied up in machinery or cut down on physical farm work.
New investors wanting some involvement and the tax advantages of land ownership, but who often do not have farming experience. Those seeking to achieve active farmer status in the run up to CAP reform.
Specialist field scale vegetable businesses. Those looking to use a data driven arable farming approach to optimise their productivity.

How does the farm owner benefit?

The immediate benefit for most is a reduction in capital employed on the farm, as most of the machinery becomes surplus and is sold, reducing costs of production significantly. These agreements allow a farmer to reduce his physical input while still living in the farmhouse and running the business. Some may want to release capital to pursue other business or investment ideas.

We also carry out all general office duties including stock control, farm record keeping, accounting, payroll and pension management.

Grain Storage and Handling

Kingdom Farming provides grain storage, drying, cleaning and grain analysis services to local farmers. We have access to two main storage sites where we can store 30,000 tones; one located at Southparks Farm, Coaltown of Balgonie KY7 6HH and the other at Kilrie Farm, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5UW. Both sites have a weighbridge which operates between the hours of 7.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and by arrangement at all other times.

We carry out the following services:

Sustainable Soil Management

Cleaning of Contaminated Crops
Grain Drying (Weighbridge capacity of 50,000kg)
Dressing Seed and Grain
Storage up to 30,000 tonnes with excellent ventilation and air conditioning.
Lab Testing to provide Moisture Analysis
HACCP Approved,
TASSC Approved and
SQC Approved.

Forestry

Our forestry business, KF Forestry, provides award-winning forestry and arboricultural services to both private and commercial clients. From thousands of trees spread over wide areas, to a single tree in a domestic setting. Our versatility promises our private clients a personal and bespoke service whilst offering commercial clients the high level of professionalism expected by contract managers.

We have extensive experience in tackling large arboricultural and forestry contracts with efficiency and in accordance with current industry best practice.

Other Services

Our highly skilled team, offer many additional services such as fencing, drainage, road repairs, hedgecutting and general maintenance work.

Fencing

Kingdom Farming work for the agricultural, forestry and domestic sectors to install all types of fencing to suit your requirements.

We undertake new fence builds as well as repairing existing fences and ensure they are built using high quality products so we can be confident they will last.

We have specialist fencing equipment to install fencing quickly, efficiently and safely, minimising disruption to our customer.

Drainage

Good drainage is essential to successful crop yields. Kingdom Farming has extensive experience in designing and installing agricultural drainage systems to suit all ground conditions and budgets.

Kingdom Farming has the expertise, experience and machinery to install drainage to remove excess water from farm land.

About Us

Kingdom Farming was formed in 2009 as a partnership between John M Drysdale & Co and Balgonie Estates Ltd and has expanded steadily, by referral and recommendation. Kingdom Farming LLP provides multi-functional agricultural contract services, offering skill and expertise in a variety of rural disciplines within the Fife area.

Our aim is to offer a service that meets our customers’ needs and exceeds our customers’ expectations. Our staff have many years of experience, combined with high quality training and a strong emphasis on health and safety. We are confident we can offer you the service you require.

We take an active role in encouraging young people to join our workforce and we currently have 12 full time staff and 2 part time office staff to offer a range of services to manage farms. With our skilled workforce, deep base of technical knowledge and our conscientious approach this has enabled us to increase our customer’s profitability year on year.
Including Forestry, we currently manage approximately 8000 acres.

Let Us Help

Whether you have one tree in your garden or you are managing a whole estate, we are here to help you. Get in touch today!

Kilrie Farm, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 5UW, Scotland.

+44 (0) 1592 269479

Paula@kingdomfarming.net