Benefits of Angus Cereals
Angus Cereals membership can help decrease costs, ease harvest pressures and improve marketing returns.
Guaranteed collection from farm within 3 days
By collecting quickly from farm, Angus Cereals members no longer have to make decisions on how to handle harvested crop nor do they have the added expense of conditioning grain. No extra handling is required before movement.
Improved market prices
Angus malting barley is some of the best in the UK if not the world. In order to realise this value, we have to be able to present a guaranteed quantity of known specification and provenance to the consumer not at harvest but throughout the year. A collective approach gives us this scope.
Openfield, the farmer owned cooperative, handles around 4 million tonnes of grain a year and will market the grain on behalf of Angus Cereals members. They currently market around 1 million tonnes/annum through a strategic network of central stores. Building on this, our central store members can begin to realise significant leverage in the marketplace.
Easy management at harvest
With an intake capacity of 400tph, we can guarantee a collection from farm within two to three days of harvest. Our average turnaround time on site for Malting Barley was 38 minutes this harvest. Every Angus Cereals member knows which commodity is moving and when.
Drying and dressing charged at cost
Unlike a commercial storage facility that runs to make profit off each load, Angus Cereals is a farmer co-op meaning that all profits from the business are returned to you. This means that we only charge you at cost for dressing and drying.
Reduced marketing and storage risks
Experienced staff make sure the product is right from intake, through the storage period right through to delivery of product to consumer.
Access to state of the art drying and storing facilities
Supported by three 720 tonne wet holding bins Angus Cereals members own their own large scale drying plant which, through scale, is drying wet grain at much lower cost than on farm drying.