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Frontier Agriculture

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Frontier Agriculture Ltd
Private
IndustryArable agriculture
FoundedApril 2005
HeadquartersWitham St Hughs, Lincoln LN6 9TN
Area served
UK
Key people
Mark Aitchison
Managing Director
ProductsGrain marketing & crop production
Revenuec. £1.5bn
Number of employees
c.900
ParentABF Holdings Ltd, Cargill plc
WebsiteFrontier Agriculture

Frontier Agriculture Ltd is the UK’s largest crop production and grain marketing business, jointly owned by Associated British Foods and Cargill plc.

As at 2016, Frontier has a market share of 20% of the grain market, trades around 5million mt of grain per annum and has an annual turnover in excess of £1.5 bn. The Frontier seed business supplies 65,000 tonnes of seed to UK farmers. Frontier employs 140 agronomists, managing 750,000 hectares of land, and supported by a national trials programme that consists of over 12,000 replicated plots. Frontier is the largest UK distributor of fertiliser.

Frontier belongs to the Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops, run by the Agricultural Industries Confederation.

History

Allied Grain(owned by [Associated British Foods]-ABF) and Banks Cargill Agriculture merged in April 2005 under the direction of David Irwin (MD Allied Grain) to form Frontier Agriculture. Allied Grain was based in Norfolk. Banks Cargill Agriculture had been formed in February 2001 between Cargill and Sidney C Banks, a UK grain trader based in Sandy.

Structure

Frontier's head office is in the village of Witham St Hughs, south west of Lincoln, off the A46.

It has more than 900 employees in 43 regional offices across the UK.

Regional offices

It has main offices at:

Divisions

Divisions of Frontier include:

Kings Game Cover and Conservation Crops - Kings provides an extensive range of products and expert advice on game cover and specialist conservation crops throughout the UK and Europe.

SOYL precision crop production - SOYL provides expert services and support to growers wishing to use precision farming techniques to improve the economic, agronomic and environmental performance of their farm business. SOYL helps farmers to develop a precision farming system that ensures sustainable production for the future.

Nomix Enviro - Nomix is a leading supplier of herbicide products and technical support services for amenity, rail and industrial weed control in the UK.

References

External links

This page was last edited on 25 February 2020, at 09:57
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