UK pulse market firms

As we move into the last third of the crop marketing year, pulse values are starting to firm as other protein crop price rises increase demand.  “The UK feed market for beans is picking up as soya and rape meal values rise and significant feed compounders are looking...

Feed bean market under pressure

Reduced feed compounder and slow export demand are depressing UK bean crop values. “In general, the 2017 bean harvest will be remembered for good yields but disappointing quality after being delayed by late summer rain,” notes Roger Vickers, chief executive of the...

Vegans call for more UK pulse crops

A report commissioned by the Vegan Society calls for incentives to grow more pulse crops in the UK, alongside a tax on farmed animals to reduce the demand for meat and livestock products. It will be presented to Defra as part of the consultation on a post-Brexit UK...

UK pulse demand mitigates weak export sales

The New Year has seen a change in pulse crop markets as plentiful supplies and cash-strapped buyers weigh on export markets, while in the UK compounders are replacing expensive oilseeds with beans. “Since the more or less stagnant days at the end of the year, a lot...

Pulse yield fears in uncertain market

Late drilling and cold wet weather in the growing period is likely to have damaged pulse crop yield prospects for harvest 2016, following reports of below average winter barley and oilseed rape crops. “The new crop has received variable reports for both peas and beans...