Based at Bishops Waltham in Hampshire, the trading portfolio has always been combinable crops, seed and fertiliser, from the outset establishing an acclaimed reputation right across the industry for innovative and progressive initiatives within the grain supply chain.
Having now seen a lot of winter barley, both feed and malting, it is clear that the tricky growing season culminating in a wet, dull June has taken the edge off both quality and yields.4/08/2021
Yet another dry spring, a rampant global grains complex and the ongoing pandemic are but three issues that we are all having to contend with in trying to fathom out the eventualities of this years malting barley market and ultimately what the all-important price/tonne you will end up at.12/05/2021
As we emerge from the winter, the weather is certainly improving and the majority of crops look well established having come through the winter months well. There is not a huge amount to keep you abreast of but we will cover the pertinent points below:24/03/2021
The start of the new year has not been great for brewers and with the current lockdown looking set to continue, the malaise looks set to last for a while yet.8/02/2021
Firstly, we wish you all the very best for the year ahead, although hard to believe we are nearly through January. 2020 was certainly a testing year and 2021 has set off on the same foot, things can only improve as we start to emerge from the winter months, the evenings are already stretching out and crops appear to be moving although not enjoying current wet conditions.26/01/2021
Once again malting barley has shown its extraordinary ability to flip the form book on its head and turn a large theoretical surplus into a much smaller one or even a deficit! A combination of some late sowing, a very dry spring, June rains and a wet 2nd half of August has resulted in a barley crop with record high nitrogen levels, poor yields in many areas and some very weathered parcels of barley. All in all, absolutely not what was anticipated but how many times in the last few years have we heard and seen that?27/11/2020
A look at our Spring Barley Trials before harvest, with discussion on marketing opportunities for the varieties.14/08/2020