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The Farms’ estate includes 65 equipped let farms with other land and rural property covering some 6,600 acres across the County. The majority of the equipped farm units are dairy units, the remainder mainly producing beef and sheep with some areas also suitable for arable production.

The Estate is managed to provide Starter and Progression Farm units that are suitably equipped to provide opportunities for individuals to start, expand and progress their agricultural businesses.

The Estate

The Estate is managed to provide farming opportunities whilst also generating a commercial return and providing a surplus to assist Council funds in the provision of services to the residents and business of Staffordshire year on year.

New tenants are encouraged to farm as sustainably as possible and work to enhance the environment and bio-diversity alongside developing successful and, where possible, innovative rural businesses.

Starter Farms lettings (ten-year tenancies) are offered to the open market and are appropriately sized and equipped to enable a new entrant to enter and move their business forward efficiently. The larger Progression Farms are initially offered to Starter tenants (currently on the Estate) as a “next step” and provide terms up to a total of twenty-six years but can be offered to the open market should no current Starter tenants wish to move on at the time of offer.

Watch the video below for a view from a Starter Tenant. 

Farms to let

View available farms to let


Email:  county.farms@staffordshire.gov.uk
Telephone: 01785 277721

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