might be quiet your end

Members might be inclined to think that the store loves a little rain to slow the combines down, but trust me, we much prefer a dry harvest. There is really no joy in watching lorries tip slowly as the grain struggles to go through the intake pits. On dry grain the store operates 5 tips,…

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a liittle shower

Thursday and a little rain to dampen the dust, and we certainly have a lot of that around the plant at the moment. Tuesday and Wednesday of this week saw over 3500Tonnes per day coming into the store, probably the best 2 days we have ever had, but it feels like the little boy with…

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Busy weekend

As frustration crept in members went for any crop they thought fit, resulting in the store seeing pretty much every crop and variety there is. So many different products and varieties does slow the store down but it has given us a good cross section of crop to gain quality info. The wheats are considerabley…

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Weekend Rush

Having had lorries stood most of the week we took the decision to have 8 available for the weekend just on the off chance harvest might start and members might ring. Today we have seen 3 varieties of wheat, 2 of barley plus rape and oats. Is this the start, we can only hope??

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So slow!!

With the majority of the Winter Barley in store we are waiting for the balance of the rape, and for members to start the Spring Barley and Wheat. We have seen some better specific weights on barley but with 4000Tonnes in store at an average of 60Kg we are substantially lower than our 5 year…

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Harvest up-date

The Winter Barley is slowly coming in to the store with a few better batches of Specific Weight but no trend on variety or areas to make sense of the varying quality that we are seeing. Hopefully we are about 70% through the crop. The OSR harvest has barely begun, but early signs are not…

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Quality issues

The first loads of Winter Barley have varied Specific weights – ranging between 55 – 65 Kg, the majority being at the lower end of the scale. With much of this barley destined for harvest boats sold at 63Kg, movement from the store is becoming an issue. Claims are likely to be high adding to…

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Welcome to our new website!

We hope that you find our new website of interest. We have completely redesigned the layout to be more accessible for everyone who have smart phones, computers and ipads. We welcome any comments and suggestions.

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Harvest has now started!

Officially on 20th July the harvest for 2016 has now started. The initial response from farmers is slow, however it is early days to see what the results will be.

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