ADM Milling, the UK’s largest independent miller, Grainfarmers and plant breeder CPB Tywford are offering a new buy-back contract for “significant” volumes of Cordiale, an early-ripening Group 2 winter wheat.

ADM will give farmers a guaranteed outlet for milling quality Cordiale in 2006/07 once they have bought certified seed from ADM Direct and Grainfarmers.

The contract pays £7/t below Group 1 prices or a guaranteed £5/t above feed wheat, whichever is greater.

Simon Ingle, head of milling wheat with Grainfarmers, said the variety had produced excellent quality samples on farm this harvest. 

“A key benefit has been Cordiale’s early ripening allowing growers to get quality grain in the barn prior to a breakdown in the harvest weather.

“We are pleased that the Group 2’s high Hagberg, protein and specific weight package has been supported by a national miller and that, as part of our commitment to developing closer relationships with our trading partners, we can offer an attractive buy-back to our farmer customers,” he added.