Suffolk Farm Business Competition

2023 Suffolk Farm Business Competition will take place on Monday 19 and Tuesday 20 June.

The competition has three entry categories: Class 1 (up to 250 hectares), Class 2 (251-500 hectares) and Class 3 farms (over 501 hectares) It is also open to farm contractors so an owner can enter his farm which is run by a contractor for day to day operations. Contractors can enter their total business, comprising owned or hired land and any subsequent contract farming operations.

Farms are judged from first to third place in each category and winners receive a trophy. Special awards are given for Best Crop, Livestock Enterprise, Conservation and Farm Diversification.

Judges assess the whole business and management of the farms, including enterprise management, marketing, employment and investment strategy.  They also consider business sustainability of land occupation including product development, diversification and long-term development as well as the farm’s social and community involvement including local education, public land use or employment activities. 


Suffolk Farm business competition in partnership with Savills

Savills Overall sponsor





Class 1 Kindly supported by Limagrain UK

Class 2 Kindly supported by Barker Gotelee

Class 3 Kindly supported by Hutchinsons
Best Crop Kindly supported by Origin Fertilisers
Best Conservation Kindly supported by Fram Farmers
Best Livestock Enterprise Kindly supported by Stanfords, Colchester Livestock Market 
Best Farm Diversification kindly supported by Ashtons Legal