Land prices

Kernowkid

Member
So where to people think the price of land will go over next 5-10 years?
Farm inputs are going through the roof at present, being offset to some extent by strong trade for meat, milk and grain.
But I don’t feel reality has truly set in yet reference subs disappearing, margins are going to get way tighter. But seems lots still happy to pay big money for ground.
Buy now, crack on and see what happens or wait 5-10 years? and maybe get some real value for money albeit in a harder farming scenario
 

Werzle

Member
Location
Midlands
So where to people think the price of land will go over next 5-10 years?
Farm inputs are going through the roof at present, being offset to some extent by strong trade for meat, milk and grain.
But I don’t feel reality has truly set in yet reference subs disappearing, margins are going to get way tighter. But seems lots still happy to pay big money for ground.
Buy now, crack on and see what happens or wait 5-10 years? and maybe get some real value for money albeit in a harder farming scenario
Land prices will keep rising imo, demand from outside of farming , carbon off setting, solar, building etc is swallowing large chunks ontop of farmer demand .
 

teslacoils

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Lincolnshire
Profits up.
Big solar developments in the planning pipeline will put £££ in landowners pockets.

It's not going down, unless interest rates go up more than 4 percent.
 

Swarfmonkey

Member
Location
Hampshire
Prices will only go one way: up. Just look at the types that are buying as much of it now as they can - big firms buying land to chuck trees on to offset their carbon emissions, rewilding loons trying to buy land up to turn it into theme parks (the latest example being a bunch of @rseholes calling themselves the "Really Wild Estates Company"), renewables companies buying it to chuck PV panels on.
 
The best land will rise in price at a similar level to food price inflation or slightly higher.
However marginal land only fit for grazing is unlikely to increase by a similar amount unless it will be used for carbon offset.
Once BPS is finished, ELMS will never provide sufficient income, and the future for livestock farming will become increasingly precarious as these trade deals with lower production cost countries come into play.
The number of people who want to do the work on livestock farms are getting less every year and the costs on these farms will increase significantly.
 

jackrussell101

Member
Mixed Farmer
Two 150 acre blocks locally in the West Midlands made £14k an acre and £17k an acre this year. Definitely land price has had a big move up in the last 18 months. Pre pandemic most was fetching £9-11k an acre.
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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