Finding new ways to get the most out of land has been an ongoing focus for many farmers and landowners over the years. One option for land diversification that is hugely growing in popularity is dog walking pens, dog exercise fields and doggy daycare centres. With so many people taking on dogs during lockdown this demand is only going to increase over the coming years. So how can you capitalise on this innovative land diversification option?
Got spare land? Consider leasing or selling it for doggy day care. Bruce’s Doggy Day Care is looking for more land to expand its innovative business enterprise.
If you have, or know of, at least three acres of grass you would consider generating an alternative, non-seasonal income from, Bruce’s Doggy Day Care would love to hear from you. We are an exciting, innovative business and searching for new sites to service the rising demand. At Bruce’s, we believe that every dog should be social, happy and fulfilled. This belief has driven us to become the UK’s recognised market leader of doggy day care and model operator for Defra.
Our sites are like forest schools. Dogs exercise and socialise in open, green spaces under the attentive, loving supervision of well-trained carers. Over the last 13 years, we have continually improved and innovated our facilities and services and, as a result, we now have five operating sites across the south east and are looking for more.
The land we are looking for does not have to be good agricultural land – it could be periphery land that may not be generating a significant return or has not been utilised to its full potential. Even if you have a speculative interest, we would love to hear from you. This land diversification is ideal for maximising your income per acre for a piece of land that is underperforming.
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Jane Miller’s family has been farming for many generations. At one site, Manor Farm in Cobham, the family decided to come out of the dairy business as it was no longer financially viable.
“The land we were using for the dairy cows was great for this purpose but was not suitable for arable production due to the poor soil quality and awkward field sizes,” she says. “We were left in a position where we had an asset which no longer had a clear use. When we were approached by Bruce Casalis, owner of Bruce’s, we were very amenable to his business idea and him using some of this land. Not only are we generating an income from land that was previously dormant, but the land is now also being used. When we first came out of dairy, there was a significant loss of activity on the farm, but now we have that air of business back, which is a great feeling. Bruce and his team have also done a brilliant job of managing the land. It’s kept very tidy and well maintained, which is a bonus.”
The Miller’s initially rented five acres to Bruce, and due to its success, they have since rented Bruce a further 20 acres.
Article taken from CLA.org