Aspatria Farmers owned by Farmers and working for Farmers for over 150 years

Every day we have discussions with farmers, some who are members, about what Aspatria Farmers is, how it is structured and what it means to be a farmer member of a co-op like Aspatria Farmers. There are several key points that make our business different to all your other suppliers:-

You Own This Business

Well you do if you are a member. Even today it is only £100 to join Aspatria Farmers. In a public company , and some still have “Farmers” in their name, the business is owned by its shareholders, with the larger institutional shareholders calling the tune and driving the business to pay them big dividends or enhance the share price in order to give them a return on their investment. In our business, as a member, you own the business and each member has one vote! Today there are around 1000 farmer members who importantly are also the owners of Aspatria Farmers. Our Directors have the responsibility of representing our members and ensuring that the business delivers value to all our members. The business is run for the benefit of members and always will be. Come to our AGM or ask our Directors and staff about where the business is going and if you individually or a group of members would like us to explore other product areas or services, then please feel free to approach a member of staff.

150 years of Aspatria Farmers

Established in 1870 by two local farmers, William Norman and John Twentyman, who decided to form an organisation to purchase feeding stuffs and manures on a guaranteed basis and to have them tested to check that they were up to standard. This was 36 years before government legislation provided the same guarantee. The society’s history is one of genuine integrity. It has always practiced and still practices on the assumption that the reason for its existence is that the quality of the goods and services it offers is of paramount importance. Profits belong to its members. The society welcomes applications from farmers to become shareholders

150 years of Aspatria Farmers

Established in 1870 by two local farmers, William Norman and John Twentyman, who decided to form an organisation to purchase feeding stuffs and manures on a guaranteed basis and to have them tested to check that they were up to standard. This was 36 years before government legislation provided the same guarantee. The society’s history is one of genuine integrity. It has always practiced and still practices on the assumption that the reason for its existence is that the quality of the goods and services it offers is of paramount importance. Profits belong to its members. The society welcomes applications from farmers to become shareholders

We combine your resources to invest in Aspatria Farmers

We strive to ensure that we have the people and resources necessary to give you the best advice and supply products to you when you need them. We look to ensure that we recruit the best people to give on-farm advice and make that available to our members. Most importantly you can be assured that the advice we give will be focussed on improving your business and is not driven by selling more products to you in order to grow our business at your expense.

WHY JOIN US?

If you are an active farmer trading in our area then we would encourage you to join Aspatria Farmers and help us to help you source the essential products and advice you need at the best prices possible.

The team within Aspatria Farmers are key to the success and the continued longevity  of Aspatria Farmers,  it is of paramount importance we ensure our members and customers are offered the right advice and best practice at all times. To do this we invest in training our staff in a wide variety of areas to benefit our members.

Service is our priority and we operate a number of our own HGV`s and fleet of dairy service vans to ensure we are able to respond efficiently and offer the best service and support whenever needed.

Aspatria Farmers is run on the behalf of its members and the profits the business makes are always distributed to it`s members or is invested in the business to ensure that we provide great products and the right advice in the future.

Our Mission:

Aspatria Farmers is run for the benefit of our farmer customers and everything we do is aimed at helping our farmers continue to run profitable and sustainable businesses.

Our Vision:

Working collectively for a sustainable future delivering value and trust through people and cooperation`.