Our view on
Contract FarminG RESULTS

Summer 2016

Each year, Bidwells publishes results from its portfolio of farms managed under contract-farming agreements.

Derived from real results on real farms, this unique analysis provides unrivalled intelligence on the health of this widely adopted farming model, and the broader arable sector in general.

The downside to the strong yield results of harvest 2015 was a growth in stocks for the third year in a row.

Many arable farmers will recall the 2015 harvest as one of outstanding performance, with new record wheat yields set in Lincolnshire and Northumberland. While this experience was not shared by all, most growers benefitted from a season with plenty of sunshine and low disease pressure.


Average wheat yield across all farms


Increase in global wheat stocks year-on-year





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