Originally Posted by

**TartanFarmer**
Water Melon, I couldn't agree more that *if* you get 3.5t/ac and *if* you get the milling premium them you will make a sensible margin from a stupid rent like that. However a few things to think about - you can't grow 3.5t/ac of Wheat as an average across land like that, your inputs for rent (it's £244ish by the way) less SFP, variables and stubble to stubble give you an outlay on 400ac of approx £195k per year. Let's be realistic about budgeting for a minute an assume a sale price on wheat of £150 and a yield average of 2.75t/ac plus the straw (if you can get £40/ac around the south east then please let me have the number of the guy who is prepared to pay it) Your return for a £195k spend is £181k. Now lets drive the 30 miles to the farm to do any work, factor in a drying cost (there are no facilities on that farm I hear) and oh yes, put a rotation in that will sustain a yield average of something close to a realistic 2.75t/ac. Where has your profit, sorry, loss gone now?