Grain marketing

The grain marketing department relies heavily on its strong on-farm presence in order to understand the individual circumstances of each of our customers

The grain marketing department has developed close, long-term relationships with farmers and has well-established contacts with grain consumers, providing our farmers with direct access to a variety of end use markets. Focussing on a range of UK-grown arable products, we trade in a wide geographic area stretching from North Yorkshire to Caithness, and we’ve earned a reputation as a reliable, innovative, and professional business partner.

McCreath Simpson & Prentice provides an intrinsic value-added service through the procurement of malting barley under a variety of long-term and spot purchase contracts, which is then consumed in-house through Simpsons Malt malting facilities. Long standing relationships with end consumers of other arable products including inter alia, flour mills, grain distillers, feed compounders, oat mills, OSR crushers, organic consumers and more ensure that their specificatic requirements are well understood and quality premiums are captured wherever possible.

We also offer an integrated supply chain composed of in-house haulage, storage and certified quality testing facilities alongside tailored marketing strategies and financing solutions designed to accommodate a range of risk profiles and cash flow requirements.

Our grain marketing department relies heavily on its strong on-farm presence in order to understand the individual circumstances of each of our farmer customers. Options include wheat pools, direct sales, long-term contracts and hedging activities, and growers can rely on our expert, independent advice to ensure that the appropriate decisions are made.

The company also acts as the exclusive marketing agent for Coastal Grains, a Northumberland-based farmer’s cooperative that handles over 100ktpy of a range of arable products on behalf of local farmers. The arrangement began shortly after the cooperative’s inception in the 1980s, and has since developed into a strong relationship that has provided both parties with a continuous market presence and the opportunity to establish long-term sales contracts with end users.