Spring barley© Tim Scrivener
Josh Stratton is growing spring malting barley at a cost of under £80/t on his Wiltshire farm giving him a healthy profit margin even with current depressed grain prices. His costs include everything from seed costs to carting grain at harvest, and this season his budget shows he will be making a profit of £43 on every tonne he grows. This makes the spring crop a fraction more profitable than other crops, such as winter wheat and oilseed rape, while […]