Saxon Agriculture buys Yorkshire’s Campbell & Penty

Norfolk-based merchant Saxon Agriculture has bought the Yorkshire grain and seed business Campbell & Penty.

The business will continue to trade locally from a new Tadcaster office, under the Campbell & Penty name, which was established almost 100 years ago and trades about 100,000t of grain a year.

Transactions will be backed by Saxon’s UK parent business, Bairds Malt, owned in turn by Australian global grain, malt and oils business GrainCorp.

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“Access to first-hand farm grain in Yorkshire and North East will allow us to now source cereals, oilseeds and pulses directly from growers across all the major English arable regions and thereby better serve our consumer customers,” said Saxon grain director, Mark Smith.

Saxon Agriculture was established in 1993 and is based in Swaffham, Norfolk.

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