Frontier Agriculture, the UK's largest crop inputs and grain marketing business, has good news for Yorkshire farmers this week, with the sale of another 15,000 metric tonnes of feed wheat out of the company's grain terminal in Hull.
Simon Lock, who co-ordinates the UK`s largest wheat trading book for Frontier, commented, "While local farmers continue to wait for the new bio ethanol plant in North Yorkshire to come fully online, we are keeping one of the county's main ports active. 2010 has started on an upbeat note for wheat. Exports from the rest of the UK are also buoyant, with most deep water ports in the south either calling for spot wheat or bidding for more Jan/Feb supply."
Frontier exports worldwide from Hull, Southampton and Boston, and in 2009 its total exports reached over 1 million metric tonnes, across cereals, pulses and oilseeds. The grain terminal at Hull is 100% owned and operated by Frontier Agriculture. It has a storage capacity of 55,000mt and can load vessels up to 30,000mt. The MV Arklow Wind will load 15,000mt of locally sourced feed wheat over two days, destined for feed customers in Iberia.