WEALD GRANARY and Wiltshire Grain have both announced expansion plans to meet growing demand for central storage.

The co-ops, which use Grainfarmers as their marketing and administrative agent, plan to increase their storage by 40% and 30%, respectively, over the next three years.

The move follows a recent 11,000t expansion by Hampshire Grain and takes the total central storage capacity administered by Grainfarmers to over 350,000t.

Rob Sanderson, Grainfarmers‘ grain group development manager, said both existing and new members were demanding more central storage due to CAP reform and finding more lucrative uses for barns.

Grainfarmers was also considering adding capacity to the Honey Pot Lane store, Lincs, and Aberdeen Grain‘s Whiterashes store, he added.