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, the company trades in a wide geographic area stretching from North Yorkshire to Caithness and has earned a reputation as a reliable, innovative and professional business partner.
MSP 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 etc ensure that their specification requirements are well understood and quality premiums are captured wherever possible.
The company also offers an integrated supply chain composed of in-house haulage, storage and certified quality testing facilities, in addition to tailored marketing strategies and financing solutions designed to accommodate a range of risk profiles and cash flow requirements.
The grain marketing department relies heavily on its strong on-farm presence in order to understand the individual circumstances of each of our farmer customers and can offer suitable risk management solutions accordingly. 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 1980’s 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.