Frontier Agriculture

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Frontier Agriculture Ltd
Industry Arable agriculture
Founded April 2005
Headquarters Witham St Hughs, Lincoln LN6 9TN
Area served
Key people
Mark Aitchison
Managing Director
Products Grain marketing & crop inputs
Revenue c. £1.61bn
Number of employees
Parent ABF Holdings Ltd, Cargill plc
Website Frontier Agriculture

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

As at September 2013, Frontier has a market share of 22% of the grain market, moves around 4.5million mt of grain per annum and has an annual turnover in excess of £1.61 bn. The Frontier seed business supplies 70,000 tonnes of cereal seed and 500t of rapeseed to UK farmers, giving the company a 25% share of the seed market. Frontier employs 115 agronomists, managing 800,000 hectares of land, and supported by a national trials programme that covers 140ha.

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


Allied Grain (owned by Associated British Foods - ABF) and Banks Cargill Agriculture merged in April 2005 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.


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

It has more than 800 employees in 46 regional offices across the UK. It owns the Frontier Country Stores at Hermitage.

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It has main offices at:


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.

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