The Common Myths

“Once I join I can’t leave”

Trinity Grain's predecessors has a proven track record of being an off-farm appreciating asset. Members who have left the store for whatever reason are often happy to discuss their experience with prospective new members.

“My good quality grain will be tipped with lower specification produce”

The pooling system is designed so that grain is tipped with similar quality grain. In 2017 the store had in the region of 35 pools, the criteria being set by market demands. Blending of pools is not to the detriment of higher grade material.

“These stores are expensive to join”

Trinity Grain is a competitive alternative to similar On-farm facilities. The company has seen expansion on all three sites over the years, and has planning permission for further tonnage at two of its store. This expansion has all been farmer based, the company builds space only if and when it is required.

“Grain will not be moved in time”

The stores are capable of processing over 6500 tonnes/day. At the peak of harvest, with combine capacities as they are, there will inevitably be some delays, but by working closely with our members, inconvenience is kept to a minimum.
Collections are by the companies own fleet and by reputable hauliers. Over 90% of our pick-ups are within 1 hour of the time given.

“Co-operatives have suffered financial collapse”

Our marketers work under tight trading conditions placed on them by both the board and our insurers. All crops traded by the store are currently insured for 85% of the value of bad debts. The company does not trade grain, the downfall of some. Trinity Grain has an exceptionally strong balance sheet

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