Cereal sellers’ checklist

This checklist was produced by AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, on behalf of the Cereals Liaison Group, to help growers avoid the most common problems associated with cereals sales contracts.

Cereal sellers' checklist

Avoid the most common problems associated with cereals sales contracts

Before agreeing a contract 

  • Grow for a market
  • Check assurance scheme requirements
  • Manage price volatility

Agreeing the contract

  • Check the price offered or calculation method
  • Check delivery terms
  • Consider asking for special clauses
  • Discuss possible destinations for the grain
  • Exchange contact numbers
  • Ensure you receive the written confirmation promptly

Delivering the contract

  • Keep a representative sample of each load
  • Check lorries for cleanliness
  • Ask to be notified of any claims before a load is tipped

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