The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

The Elite Ayrshire Business Circle

Friday, 1 March 2013

CKD Galbraith believes now is a good time to invest in farm infrastructure

The need for continued investment in farm infrastructure is imperative in realising the long term opportunities the growing demand for food will offer farmers in Scotland, according to leading land agency, CKD Galbraith.
[Pictured: Robert Taylor, AMC agent at CKD Galbraith.] 
Recent years of variable weather have highlighted the importance of having good grain storage capacity, often linked with grain drying systems, so as to mitigate against some weather related impacts.
Many producers, whether livestock or arable, are realising the positive impact that modern buildings can have on enterprise profitability.
Beef and sheep producers also realise the ‘management time’ benefits a well designed housing system can have. A good shed that incorporates proper handling systems can be a real time saver. In an increasingly competitive sector and where supply contracts are a feature then attention to detail are key elements.
The Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) has secured access to European Investment Bank (EIB) funds meaning it can currently offer a 0.65% discount off its normal pricing for eligible farm and rural business investment projects.
Robert Taylor, AMC agent at CKD Galbraith, said: “Farmers are realising that the current historic low borrowing rates and discounted lending schemes, combined with the temporary increase in capital allowances, can offer a real opportunity for value for money investment in a range of projects.
“The EIB discounted loans available from AMC could be especially useful for those farmers looking to improve buildings which may have become dilapidated and do not meet the needs of today’s modern farming systems and enterprises.”
Whether trying to deliver against a supply contract, meeting regulatory or cross compliance requirements or just needing to replace a worse-for-wear shed, now could be a great time to improve your farm’s prospects.
To discuss your loan proposal in confidence please contact Robert Taylor on 0800 38 99 448 or e-mail for more information.

About CKD Galbraith
CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy with 12 offices throughout Scotland. The firm’s rural arm specialises in farm sales and purchases, the management and sale of large estates and woodland, renewables, valuations and building surveying work.

CKD Galbraith’s in-house AMC (Agricultural Mortgage Corporation) agents assist in securing loans for a range of farming purposes with the specialist team offering a competitive service to assist clients with applications for IACS, SRDP, Rural Stewardship Schemes, SNH Natural Care Scheme and SSSI Agreements.
To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit
CKD Galbraith is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.

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