Grain marketing: Newark

Past Event - booking closed

13 February 2019

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

South Muskham & Little Carlton Village Hall, Main Street, South Muskham, Newark, Nottinghamshire

NG23 6EE

For this meeting we will be joined by Rupert Somerscales of ODA and James Webster of AHDB Market Intelligence to discuss:

  • Overview of markets including what might happen during the coming year and further down the line.
  • What are buyers and millers looking for?
  • Strategies for marketing your grain
  • What information is available to help you make decisions?

About the farm

John Miller is a third generation farmer at Manor Farm, Kelham, Newark on Trent. He farms 685ha on a mix of tenanted and owned land in the Trent valley. Soil type ranges from blowing sand, sharp gravels and silty clay loams to heavy clay with a rotation including winter wheat, oilseed rape, spring beans, sugar beet, forage maize, malting barley and winter oats, with the occasional field rented out for potatoes. The farm is predominantly min-till with some ploughing as required. 5000 tonnes of farmyard manure comes onto farm from a local beef unit to help improve soil organic matter content. John has just become chairman of the Nottinghamshire Farm Business Group and is keen to get a better grasp of soil management and investigate cover crops with the intention of reducing costs of production.

For more information contact Judith Stafford, AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds Knowledge Exchange Manager, on or 07891 556623.