Cheshire oat grower Robert CrossCheshire oat grower Robert Cross © Oli Hill/RBI
Winter oats may not be the most obvious break crop, but with sustained low prices for barley, beans and oilseed rape, growers on a contract could get £5/t more than milling wheat. Growing winter oats on a milling contract offers a tasty premium with lower input costs compared with other break crops, while also helping to reduce the risk of take-all. Cheshire grower and recently appointed AHDB monitor farmer Robert Cross has seen winter oats grown on the family farm for more than 25 years. Now […]