A scheme that promises the cost-cutting benefits of a buying group without having to become a fully-fledged group member has been launched by a Lincolnshire farming co-operative at the Cereals event.
Woldlink, launched by farmer-owned Woldmarsh, aims to cut farm input costs by helping producers benefit from collective purchasing power.
The scheme claims to offer discounts on a range of products from fuel and machinery to fencing and contract services without the commitment becoming a co-op member usually entails.
Stuart McKenzie, Woldmarsh chief executive, said signing-up to Woldlink avoided the rules and vetting processes associated with becoming a co-operative member.
Instead, through a direct debit, Woldlink could help save on admin costs while offering discounts on a range of products.
“Woldlink uses the networks of Woldmarsh to open up its buying power to non-members, allowing them to make savings on their running requirements,” he said.
“While Woldlink won’t be beating the prices that Woldmarsh members receive, it offers significant savings.”