Spring malting barley is the top profit earner on Philip Preece’s south Shropshire farm and this has prompted him to start growing it on heavy land not traditionally used for the crop. The crop grown on a contract for brewing giant Molson Coors outperforms feed wheat, winter oats and oilseed rape in terms of gross margin and turns in an impressive yield of 8t/ha. A fixed price of £140-£150/t is being offered by the brewer for the majority of grain produced […]