|Headquarters||Witham St Hughs, Lincoln LN6 9TN|
|Products||Grain marketing & crop inputs|
Number of employees
|Parent||ABF Holdings Ltd, Cargill plc|
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.
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.
It has more than 800 employees in 46 regional offices across the UK. It owns the Frontier Country Stores at Hermitage.
It has main offices at:
- Berwick upon Tweed
- Cranswick, East Yorkshire
- Witham St Hughs, Lincolnshire
- Sandy, Bedfordshire
- Diss, Norfolk
- Andover, Hampshire
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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- Frontier Agriculture
- Kings Game Cover and Conservation Crops
- Nomix Enviro
- Cargill in the UK