Break crop specialist United Oilseeds has expanded its sales team with the appointment of Ed Chudley and Becky Beesley as new area managers. Both join the co-operative from Openfield Agriculture.

Harper Adams graduate Mr Chudley has held management roles at Openfield since 2009 and procurement roles before that at the Lloyd Maunder and Dunbia meat processing businesses. His new role will focus on United Oilseeds’ members and customers in the south west of England and their break crop seed and crop marketing requirements.

Ms Beesley has a degree in animal science from the University of Reading. She worked at Openfield from 2011, first as farm service co-ordinator and, from 2013, as farm business manager. Before that, Ms Beesley worked at Frontier Agriculture as a seed sampler and a grain analyst. At United Oilseeds she will service members and customers base throughout Hampshire and Wiltshire, helping to grow market share in the region.

“We are delighted to welcome two such experienced individuals to United Oilseeds and know that their extensive customer service and commercial expertise will prove invaluable to our co-operative’s members and customers,” comments United Oilseeds managing director Chris Baldwin.