Commodity Trading

New maltster for AHDB cereals board

Iain Davies has been appointed to the AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Board to represent the malting industry. He succeeds Bob King of Anglian Maltings in the role. Mr Davies is raw materials manager for Baird’s Malt, where he is responsible for buying approximately 300,000...

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Two area managers for United Oilseeds

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...

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NFU calls for 2020 arable support measures

The NFU’s annual harvest survey shows crop yields in line with the Defra provisional estimates released two weeks ago. The member survey results show that wheat and winter barley yields were 18% lower than from harvest 2019, with spring barley down 6% and oilseed rape...

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Richard Whitlock installed as new WCF Master

Richard Whitlock is the new Master of the Worshipful Company of Farmers for the 2020/2021 term. His installation ceremony followed the annual WCF Harvest Thanksgiving Service which was held at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Ashwell, Hertfordshire, rather than...

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