Cefetra Grain has reached a long-term agreement with Great Tew Grain Processing to use the latter’s grain storage facilities in Oxfordshire from harvest 2020.

Great Tew Grain Processing is a company within the Great Tew Estate group of diversified businesses based near Chipping Norton in Oxfordshire. It has 58,000 tonnes of storage and associated drying and cleaning facilities built over the last eight years plus a TASCC accredited grain laboratory and analysis service.

Cefetra already has a national network of strategic stores across the UK and Ireland, including the former Wessex Grain site in Somerset and Chilton Grain store in Suffolk. It says the centrally located Great Tew store will support its local arable farm suppliers and a number of customers. Both Cefetra Grain and its specialty crop subsidiary Premium Crops will be using the Great Tew facilities for a range of commodities.

“We are delighted to have signed this agreement with the Great Tew Estate,” states Cefetra Grain’s farm grain origination manager Simon Wilcox. “As a business we are growing rapidly, building long-term relationships and working with farmers across the UK in order to secure grain for our customers – both domestically and across Europe.”

Cefetra chief executive Andrew Mackay adds: “We are pleased that the Cefetra grain team has succeeded in adding Great Tew as a long-term strategic store to our nationwide network of facilities.

“In these difficult times, we are acutely aware of the responsibility we have as a business to keep the supply chain for food and feed in this country functioning. We believe that Great Tew will enhance our capabilities and service in this respect.”