Pooling

Stored based on quality and variety

Maximise Farmers' Returns

All grain entering the store is pooled and stored based on quality and variety. Members growing quality grains are not penalised through this system. Pooling allows the store to blend as per the customer's requirements and maximise farmer's returns. The store regularly has over 30 pools operating allowing the stores to meet all possible customer requirements.

Double Use

Pool Grain is marketed over a shorter period normally July/August allowing members to utilise their storage space twice making better use of their capital investment

Long Pool

  • Grain is marketed over the whole 12 month season
  • Payments (less store charges) are made on 14th November (50% of the estimated base price), 14th March (90% of the revised base price) and 1st of July (the balance of final pool price)

Marketing Pool – Self Pricing / Members Choice

  • For members who wish to fix the price of some or all of their pooled crops. All pools are operated with or by our Marketing Agent Openfield.

Pool payments can be tailored to suit individual cash flow requirements with interest charged at the current rate over bank base on all advances

If a member requires additional storage above their storage entitlement, this can usually be accommodated through a leasing pool where members pay an annual charge in addition to the handling costs.

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