Old Rides Farm, Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey, Kent, ME12 4BD
Currently the third generation of the Burden Family farming on the Isle of Sheppey, Kent. Starting in 1968 with 540 acres of arable land with a steady progression in management and diversification into most parts of agriculture, we have developed a w
ide ranging business portfolio with the family now farming in excess of 4,000 acres of arable and 5,000 acres of grazing, mainly within conservation, 1,100 suckler cows, and up to 2,500 followers to fat. Rented and contract farming agreements with twelve landowners throughout Kent. We retail, import and export second-hand machinery throughout the UK and in excess of 20 countries per year, we are also the largest dismantlers of agricultural machinery for spares in the UK, specialising in combine harvesters with some 250 in stock. In February 2007 we incorporated Burden Bros Agri Ltd, our John Deere franchise, providing parts, service and sales of primarily John Deere products but also for other respectable agricultural machinery and equipment manufacturers for the Kent area, we have since built on this and in November 2009 we opened our second depot in Framfield, East Sussex offering the same quality services.
Our contracting business had been operating on a local basis for many years when in March 1994 we had the chance to expand and set up Burden Bros Contractors Ltd. We now offer an extensive range of contracting solutions to farmers, landowners and local authorities using the latest, most modern equipment and technologies available. We are constantly looking to expand our businesses and over the last two years we have been building up a professional and dedicated team of staff carrying out ground works and civil construction projects, we now offer a whole wide range of constructional services from simple drainage / foundation works through to managing complete projects from design / planning / building to completion within the agricultural sector. Lastly we have the Ferry House Inn our beautiful 16th century country public house offering restaurant, accommodation and wedding venue along with an executive complex of converted Old Kent farm buildings in to 5* accommodation offering 18 ensuite rooms ideal for large family gatherings, corporate events, weddings and parties.