Frontier Agriculture

Frontier Agriculture Ltd
Industry Arable agriculture
Founded April 2005
Headquarters Witham St Hughs, Lincoln LN6 9TN
Area served
Key people
Mark Aitchison
Managing Director
Products Grain marketing & crop production
Revenue c. £1.5bn
Number of employees
Parent ABF Holdings Ltd, Cargill plc
Website Frontier Agriculture

Frontier Agriculture Ltd is the UK’s largest crop production and grain marketing business, jointly owned by Associated British Foods and Cargill plc.

As at 2016, Frontier has a market share of 20% of the grain market, trades around 5million mt of grain per annum and has an annual turnover in excess of £1.5 bn. The Frontier seed business supplies 65,000 tonnes of seed to UK farmers. Frontier employs 140 agronomists, managing 750,000 hectares of land, and supported by a national trials programme that consists of over 12,000 replicated plots. Frontier is the largest UK distributor of fertiliser.

Frontier belongs to the Trade Assurance Scheme for Combinable Crops, run by the Agricultural Industries Confederation.


Allied Grain (owned by Associated British Foods - ABF) and Banks Cargill Agriculture merged in April 2005 to form Frontier Agriculture. Allied Grain was based in Norfolk. Banks Cargill Agriculture had been formed in February 2001 between Cargill and Sidney C Banks, a UK grain trader based in Sandy.


Frontier's head office is in the village of Witham St Hughs, south west of Lincoln, off the A46.

It has more than 900 employees in 43 regional offices across the UK.

Regional offices

It has main offices at:


Divisions of Frontier include:

Kings Game Cover and Conservation Crops - Kings provides an extensive range of products and expert advice on game cover and specialist conservation crops throughout the UK and Europe.

SOYL precision crop production - SOYL provides expert services and support to growers wishing to use precision farming techniques to improve the economic, agronomic and environmental performance of their farm business. SOYL helps farmers to develop a precision farming system that ensures sustainable production for the future.

Nomix Enviro - Nomix is a leading supplier of herbicide products and technical support services for amenity, rail and industrial weed control in the UK.


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