United Farmers was established as a federal co-operative in 1971. Essentially a ‘not for profit’ purchasing agency its main goal was to consolidate the buying power of co-operatives in order to deliver competitive advantage through scale of purchasing.

United Farmers has developed geographically and now has a membership base of 23 businesses with a turnover of around £1.4 Billion. With over 155 retail sites, stretching from the South of England to the Orkney Islands in Scotland, including Ireland and the Falkland Islands, United Farmers offers excellent geographical coverage of UK agriculture with country retail stores.

United Farmers operates across a wide product portfolio including, Fertiliser, Feed, Animal Health, Farm Hardware, Fencing, Timber, Crop Packaging, Garden & Household, Dairy Chemicals, Crop Protection, Equine products and Clothing for all types of outdoor use.

United Farmers encourages transparent business relationships between its members and suppliers, always looking for new opportunities to develop advantage for both parties. 

Our Strategy - Vision

"To improve the competitive advantage of our members by maximising the collective purchasing power and expertise of our membership"

Our future vision is to be our members’ principle route to suppliers and manufacturers.

  • Helping members maintain their independence through the strength of collective purchasing collaboration, delivering the best products at the best value for our members’ customers.
  • Collectively delivering attractive large scale volumes for manufacturers and offering our suppliers substantial national retail opportunities.
  • To develop and add value to our members’ businesses across a number of areas as directed by the Board.

Members

Helping members keep their independence through the strength of collective purchasing collaboration, delivering the best products at the best value for our members’ customers.

Providing attractive UK coverage through our members’ retail stores and helping local farming businesses through the supply of products.

Suppliers

  • Our goal is to collectively deliver attractive large scale volumes for manufacturers, offering our suppliers substantial national retail opportunities.