Find a professional agricultural contractor

The National Association of Agricultural Contractors (NAAC) has launched a new, revitalised website at, featuring an improved, easy to navigate ‘Find a Contractor’ area.

Finding a professional contractor has never been simpler, with all NAAC members on the website having appropriate insurance cover and agreeing to comply with an NAAC Code of Conduct. The website can track through a vast list of operations from ploughing to waste spreading through to sheep shearing or Knotweed removal, narrowing down to the area that contractors’ operate. Each contractor can then be contacted directly to discuss the best terms.

If a higher level of assurance is preferred, the NAAC’s website can also locate contractors that have qualified and passed an annual audit against the NAAC’s Assured Land-Based Contractor Assurance Scheme (ALBC). This is an independently audited standard that gives further reassurance that a contractor has all the necessary training and procedures in place to operate a professional business.

The new, improved website also features useful information for contractors and farmers, such as the annual NAAC Contracting Charges Guide, offering average prices surveyed from members.

In addition, a vast Members only area provides business guides and access to a comprehensive health and safety package which all NAAC members can access.

Commenting, Duncan Russell, NAAC chief executive said, ‘Over 91% of farmers now use a contractor and many would struggle to run their businesses without their contractor’s input, particularly for specialist, high capital investment machinery and the need for extra labour. The NAAC website offers a valuable resource of member’s details, alongside useful information and advice.’

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.