Get your grainstore questions answered

After another year of dodgy harvest weather, many farmers will be wondering if there are ways they can boost throughput or reduce the labour requirement in the grainstore. And the best way of starting that process is probably a visit to this year’s UK Grain event.

UK Grain is now in its sixth year and gives farmers a good opportunity to consider their storage handling, drying and marketing needs. It’s also a chance to talk to all the main equipment suppliers to make sure you get the right equipment when it comes to investing grain handling equipment, driers and crop monitoring equipment.

Key details

  • Date: 7 November 2012
  • Time: 9am -4pm
  • Venue: Peterborough Arena, East of England Showground, Peterborough, PE2 6XE
  • Tickets: On the day £15.00. Pre-registered ticket – £10.00
  • To buy tickets, go to
  • Seminar attendance earns NRoSO and BASIS points

There is a full technical exhibition from the key players within the business as well as a seminar programme, which is free to all visitors, plus a GrainStorm area where visitors can talk one-to-one on specific issues with industry experts.

Andrew Newbold of event organiser Fusion Events, says: “UK Grain is now established as a unique event, which addresses all the issues post-harvest, and really gets to the heart of the grain business.”


  • ACP (Concrete)
  • Agricultural Supply Services
  • Agri-Shop
  • Agro Hanse Trading UK
  • Allmet Grain Driers
  • Alvan Blanch
  • Bayer CropScience
  • BDC Systems
  • Broadwood International
  • Calor Gas
  • Challow Products
  • Concept Grain Systems
  • Danagri-3S
  • Dan-Corn
  • Deville and Lear
  • Eco Crop Dry
  • ElecoPrecast Press Release
  • Farm-Tec
  • Flach & Le-Roy
  • Foss
  • FrigorTecH
  • GFT Agricultural Products
  • GrainSafe
  • GrainTek UK
  • Griffith Elder & Co
  • Guttridge
  • Hardcastle Ventacrop
  • Harvest Installations
  • HGCA
  • Joseph Ash Galvanizing
  • Kentra Grain Systems Limited
  • Kongskilde
  • Lodi UK
  • Martin Lishman
  • Master Farm Services
  • MD Anthony
  • Mecmar Driers
  • Monitor & Manage
  • MS Industries
  • Openfield
  • Opico
  • O’Reilly Concete
  • Perry of Oakley
  • Robinson Structures
  • Robydome / Octagon
  • Satake Europe
  • Scorpion Engineering
  • Simpson & Allinson
  • Supercraft Structures
  • Tey Farm Systems


10:30am Management: Jack Watts Senior Analyst from HGCA

The impact of upredictable and changing weather, droughts in the USA and Russia and the poor UK summer. Where the current markets are and what farmers could expect in 2013/14.

11:30am Management: Matthew Read Chairman of Red Tractor Supply chain from farm to factory

How to maximise the quality of your grain and ensure you achieve the best price.

12:30pm Case Study: Tom Hawthorne from Flawborough Farms

The high capacity drier and grain store operated by Flawborough Farms in Nottinghamshire has achieved two principal objectives – it allows greater flexibility for selling grain and has made the harvesting operation a less frenetic experience. Tom will set the scene and explain the business’s reasoning behind the set up.

1:30pm Case study: William Forsyth from Forsyth Farmwork Ltd

Aside from the trials and tribulations caused by this summer’s weather, harvests of the past two years have been a more efficient and more easily managed operation for father and son team Anthony and William Forsyth of Warwicks-based Forsyth Farmwork. William will discuss designing, building and refurbishing a grain storage facility.

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