Expert management of grain quality during storage ensures grain supplied to consumers meets contract specifications and complies with food safety laws.
Cleaning and drying grain is often required at harvest, particularly during wet seasons. This will reduce the likelihood of rejections leading to claims, additional haulage and redirection costs. Malting barley requires bespoke storage to ensure it meets contract specifications.
Growers should consider whether to store unpriced grain in order to capitalise on market gains. This is particularly helpful at harvest when there may be an advantage in avoiding pricing at a typically discounted time of the marketing year.
Choosing a store with the facilities and expertise to segregate and blend grain types and qualities will help growers market crops to the most profitable home available.
Frontier has a national storage network, storing up to 750,000 tonnes of grain, oilseed rape and pulses, and can provide advice on all aspects of storage and risk management.