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Do you want to venture into running your own farm or forestry business someday? Do you want to scale down or take a step back from the industry? Why not consider a joint venture?

Venture is designed to match farmers and landowners who are looking to step back from the industry with new entrants looking for a way into farming. It guides people on both sides through the key steps required to find a potential business partner. The package of support offers a matching service, mentoring, business planning and legal advice to provide guidance at every stage of establishing a joint venture.

Click on the opportunities listed below to find out more about the landowner, the farm, and the requirements of the role and/or potential for a joint venture. 

Click here to be included on the Venture mailing list and to be informed when new opportunities are listed. 

 

Current Opportunities:

beef and sheep
Opportunity #486

Carmarthen

9.7 Ha / 23.96 acres

Beef & Sheep with diversification enterprise

45 ewes, 4 heifers

No accommodation

Share farming

sheep
Opportunity #105

Carmarthen

40 Ha / 99 acres

Sheep

40 ewes

Possible accommodation

Shared control but open to discussion     

Horticulture
Opportunity #635

Hay on Wye

Horticultural

10 Ha / 24.71 acres

No accommodation

At present, we do not have any fixed ideas about how this might work but are very happy to discuss different ideas and options.

Dairy
Opportunity #630

Cardigan

65 Ha / 160.62 acresowned &16 Ha / 39.53 acresrented

Dairy

90 dairy cows & 18 bulling heifers

Accommodation available

Open to discussion

dairy
Opportunity #340

Tal Y Cafn / Eglwysbach, Conwy.

47Ha / 116 acres

Dairy

150 Crossbred Dairy Cows

Accommodation available

Employee

beef
Opportunity #468

Llangefni, Anglesey

50Ha / 123 acres

Beef

60 beef cattle

No accommodation

Sharing day to day management, but open to discussion

Are you a landowner looking for a business partner? 

Click here to complete a Provider Profile or contact your local Venture Officer to discuss your options for advertising your opportunity. 

If you already have a business partner in mind and don’t need to use the matching service you can skip this step to access business and legal advice straight away. For joint ventures, the advice is 100% funded up to a maximum of €1500 (euros) per party.

To discuss your requirements, contact your local Venture Officer:

Gwydion Owen, North Wales Officer - 07498055416 / gwydion.owen@menterabusnes.co.uk

Delyth Jones, South Wales Officer - 07985155670 / delyth.jones@menterabusnes.co.uk

 

MORE RESOURCES:

 

Venture Handbook

A must read for anyone interested in setting up a joint venture or considering your options for scaling back or getting on the farming ladder. Click here to read.

 

Ear to the Ground Podcast

Episode 26 - Stronger together- Neighbouring farms move from the conventional to set up a dairy joint venture

In this episode we meet two progressive farmers, Emyr Owen and Gwydion Jones who have decided to join forces and set up a spring calving herd on the hills above Llanrwst.

 


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