Contents tagged with grain

8 April 2021

All processors sample and analyse grain at intake to determine its quality.

8 April 2021

Grain movements and changes in some quality parameters mean samples should be taken as grain leaves the store.

8 April 2021

As grain remains a ‘living’ crop, it is essential to monitor it during storage.

8 April 2021

The best time to take representative samples of grain is as stores are filled.

26 April 2021

Find out about the equipment required, the sample types and the storage requirements.

9 March 2021

Wholecrop cereal silage is made by harvesting the whole plant and storing it anaerobically. This page highlights the different types.

9 March 2021

Understand the differences in harvest timing, additives, storage and feeding requirements of moist and dry grains.

9 March 2021

Our guide to cereal grain options for cattle and sheep feed can help you make informed decisions about what’s best for your system.

30 October 2019

Farmers will be able to store grain destined for animal feed, export and non-food users until Friday 15 November 2019

10 May 2021

The weekly international grain price survey helps identify how global markets are reacting to market drivers. Moves in these markets can impact upon global market sentiment and therefore upon the UK market. The information is collected from a selection of industry sources and show the price of grains and oilseeds for export. The prices are mainly quoted as "Free on Board" which means they show the cost of grain and loading, though a few of the prices indicated include insurance and freight. The latest weekly information is published on a Monday.

30 July 2020

Glyphosate products may be used pre-harvest on a range of crops to control weeds, aid harvesting and help protect grain quality (particularly in wet harvests) and food safety. This publication outlines stewardship measures to maximise product efficacy and minimise crop residues.

23 February 2021

How to avoid the most common problems associated with oilseed sales contracts.