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..

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.

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

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.

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

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!

 

Business Support Graduate

Business Support Graduate

The postholder will work as part of a small team of office staff at our offices outside Kirkcaldy.   They will provide administrative support across several areas of the business. 

This role involves everything from scanning and photocopying documents, building relationships with tenants and suppliers, arranging repairs to supporting the Office Manager in the areas of HR and Health & Safety as well as dealing with visitors to the office

Job Purpose

This is a dual administrative and co-ordination role providing support to the Property Maintenance Team and the Office Manager to ensure the efficient running of the administrative support provided by the wider office staff.   It will require the successful candidate to take ownership of the tasks undertaken and to follow them through to conclusion.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide ongoing support to and to carry out research for the Office Manager and other colleagues within the Office Team as demand requires
  • Take ownership of property related enquiries, build relationships with tenants and suppliers to provide an efficient property maintenance service
  • Take ownership of the incoming mailbox and calendar management for the wider office team.

Accountabilities 

  • Providing support to ensure the efficient and smooth running of the administrative function of the office.   
  • Ensuring that any tasks undertaken are followed-up with the relevant team members or clients and are followed through to completion.

    Location & Commitments

    This role will require you to be in the office full time and is not suitable for home working but will provide you with a fantastic opportunity to learn and grow within the business.

    Your normal place of work will be Kilrie Farm, Kirkcaldy, but you may be required to work at any other site owned or operated by Kingdom Farming.   Due to the rural location of our offices and client sites, you will require to have your own transport. 

    Requirements

    Key Skills Should Include • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office • Driving Licence •  Solution orientated and proactiveAbility to meet deadlines, manage competing deadlines and works well under pressureExcellent problem solving and interpersonal skills Excellent written and verbal communication Ability to work under own initiative with minimum supervision High attention to detail, with accuracy Ability to build rapport quickly and to understand needs and expectations Positive, empathetic, patient, polite and friendly manner Respond quickly to changing demands and demonstrate strong skills in prioritisation and time management Exceptional organisational skills Multitasking capabilities Ability to work as part of a team and be a flexible team player • 

    This position pays a starting salary of £21-£25k based on experience

     To Apply - Please send your CV via email to Paula McNeil: paula.mcneil@kingdomfarming.net

    Kingdom Farming is committed to embracing a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their sex/gender, marital or parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

     We are an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to providing reasonable support to any candidate with a disability/health condition to allow them to fully participate in the workplace.

    Skilled Machinery operators

    The role of Machinery Operator will require someone who can take responsibility for a variety of arable tasks using a variety of machines to provide excellent service to our customers.

    Main Responsibilities

    A variety of arable and grassland operations in order to produce high quality cereals and potatoes for customers.

    Location & Commitments

    Your normal hours of work will be 39 per week, 8.00 a.m. to 4.30p.m. Monday to Friday with additional weekends and evenings.   Your normal place of work will be Kilrie Farm, Kirkcaldy or Balgonie Estates, Glenrothes.   However, due to the nature of the business the majority of jobs are site based, therefore you will be expected to attend any site owner of managed by the business. 

    Requirements

    • experienced tractor driver
    • PA1 & PA2
    • Telehandler tickets
    • Experience of GPS technology would also be an advantage
    • a good team player 
    • ability to take responsibilty for the task at hand

    To Apply

    To apply please contact Paula McNeil at paula.mcneil@kingdomfarming.net

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    Assistant farm manager / trainee graduate farm manager

    The main role will be supervising and organising the arable team of 12.   We also operate a commercial processing plant along with outside work.    This is a management role which will require you to be able to see the "big picture".

    Main Responsibilities

    1.  Supervising and organising an arable team of 12.

    2.  Assisting with the development and expanstion of the business.

    3.  Communication with clients and suppliers

    Location & Commitments

    Whilst your normal hours will be 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, you will be required to work additional hours as necessitated by the needs of the business and this will include work on occasional Saturdays and Sundays.

    Your normal place of work is at Kilrie Farm, Kirkcaldy, Fife or Balgonie Estates, Glenrothes, Fife.  However due to nature of the business the majority of jobs are site based, therefore you will be expected to attend any site either owned or managed by the business.

    Requirements

    We are looking for a proactive and driven individual, who is an enthusiastic team leader capable of motivating others.   You will be able to perform under pressure with good communication skills and the ability to problem solve.     You will require to have:

    • PA1, PA2 and telehandler tickets
    • BASIS qualification would be useful for agronomy supervision.
    • be IT literate and have an interest in technology: we use Farmplan Products: Gatekeeper software and GPS guidance systems.

    To Apply

    To apply please contact Paula McNeil at paula.mcneil@kingdomfarming.net

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    KF Forestry : WOODCUTTER / CHAINSAW OPERATOR

    The role of Woodcutter / Chainsaw Operator will require someone who can take responsibility for a variety of forestry tasks to provide excellent service to our customers.

    Main Responsibilities

    The main purpose of the role will be to carry out extensive chainsaw operations throughout our sites.   The tasks will include:

    1.  Carrying out mixed felling

    2.  Carrying out thinning and clear fell.

    3.  Carrying out Estate Maintenance. 

    Location & Commitments

    Whilst your normal hours will be 8.00am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, you will be required to work additional hours as necessitated by the needs of the business and this will include work on occasional Saturdays and Sundays.

    Your normal place of work is at Kilrie Farm, Kirkcaldy, Fife or Balgonie Estates, Glenrothes, Fife.  However due to nature of the business the majority of jobs are site based, therefore you will be expected to attend any site either owned or managed by the business.

    Requirements

    We are looking for a proactive and driven individual,  who enjoys being outside and physically active. You will be an enthusiastic team player with excellent attention to detail.   You will also pride yourself on your punctuality.    You will need to be : 

    • someone who is an experienced in commercial forestry
    • have relevant NPTC certification
    • FMOC certificates would be an advantage, but not essential
    • experience of working alongside machines

    To Apply

    To apply please send your CV to Paula McNeil: paula.mcneil@kingdomfarming.net

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

    +44 (0) 1592 269479

    Paula.mcneil@kingdomfarming.net