AMC Funding for Intensive Livestock Unit East Yorkshire
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Farms, Land & Estates
East Yorkshire
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Farming and agribusiness
2,000 pig places - 11.5% Return on Capital
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David Davenport
Associate Partner, Rural
01904 558251 Email me About David
David is an Associate Partner based in the York office who advises clients throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the surrounding counties on a wide range of rural property issues. He is an Agent for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) and assists farms, estates and rural businesses in funding applications. David has over 15 years' experience, undertaking valuations for taxation, loan security, matrimony and other purposes. David specialises in the poultry sector, undertaking these valuations throughout the north.He is a RICS registered valuer and appointed valuer for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC). David lives in East Yorkshire and has a keen interest in cycling and running.

A well-established family farm partnership was looking to diversify to reduce their reliance on their existing 300 acres of traditional arable cropping and were faced with crop price volatility, an unsupportive existing lender and forthcoming changes to the agricultural support system. 

The family opted to erect a new 2,000 place pig finishing building and rear pigs on contract for a regional pig producer, thereby introducing a low-risk income stream, generating a strong return on capital and also providing benefits to the arable enterprise with slurry.


David Davenport at Carter Jonas as an AMC Agent was contacted by the family to assist with compiling a loan application to a new limited company for the venture together with refinancing the partnership’s existing borrowing. 

Funding was secured for the project through the AMC over a term of 20 years on a combination of fixed and variable rates, whilst also including an initial capital repayment holiday to assist with the cash flow during the build process. 

Whilst the investment was not insignificant the family are very pleased with the outcome and not only does the new investment provide an additional source of income, there are also significant synergies with the arable enterprise.