16 August 2002

Malacca drying charge capped

WITH Hagbergs under threat, Cambs-based grain group Camgrain has capped drying charges for Malacca at £4/t for sub-25% moisture grain.

"This is to encourage our members to get at Malacca as soon as it drops to 25% so Hagbergs do not slide further," says the co-ops, Philip Darke.

"So far, Malacca has lost 75% of its Hagberg, Hereward is below 100 so lost it, but Xi19 is holding up well at 225 plus."

Standard drying rates apply for milling and feed types other than Malacca. &#42