Navara oat mill is fully open

19th January 2024 | Company News, Crops, Grain Trading, Uncategorized

The Navara Oat Milling plant near Corby in Northamptonshire is now fully operational and on course to process more than 100,000 tonnes of oats this year.

The company is a joint venture between Frontier Agriculture (75%) and Camgrain (25%), with Frontier now the majority shareholder. Founding partner Anglia Maltings Holdings sold its shareholding to Frontier in September 2023, following its acquisition by Canadian agribusiness Richardson International the previous July. Richardson already owns the former European Oat Millers facility in Bedford, that it is currently upgrading.

The Navara project was launched in October 2021, with the mill intake accepting its first crops in autumn 2023. Now fully open, the company says the plant is the largest and most modern oat processing facility in Europe and is poised to meet and accelerate the growing demand for oat ingredients in the food and drink industry. The factory is located at Camgrain’s Advanced Processing Centre between Corby and Kettering.

With sustainability at the core of the business, Navara seeks to process British oats grown within 100 miles of the plant, converting them into a range of groats, pinhead groats, flakes, oat flours and bran for diverse food and beverage applications. Co-product husk and screenings will be used in the biofuel industry.

“It is a real milestone for us to start processing locally grown oats and delivering them to our food producer customers,” notes Navara managing director James Skidmore. “We are very proud of the products we are milling and delivering.”

The Navara Oat Milling plant near Corby in Northamptonshire is now fully operational and on course to process more than 100,000 tonnes of oats this year. The company is a joint venture between Frontier Agriculture (75%) and Camgrain (25%), with Frontier now the…