Separate quality to secure premiums

Farmers should do their utmost to keep good quality milling wheat separate from feed wheat this year, says David Sheppard, managing director of Gleadell Agriculture.

With unsettled weather continuing, quality of crops could start to suffer, with some low Hagbergs already being seen.

A wide range of milling specifications could therefore be in strong demand.

“Much of the wheat combined to date is of good quality and will be needed at some stage this season at good premiums over feed,” he said.

“We strongly urge farmers to do their utmost to keep wheat already in the barn separate from whatever is combined the next time you are able to access fields.

“We have good markets for quality wheat, both in the spot position and for forward months – so it is one of those years where everything will need sampling.”

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