It’s time to show that UK crops offer real value at home and abroad

February 1st 2020

Openfield’s Grain & Fertiliser update, featured in February’s Farmers Guide Magazine. Grain A New Year always brings many opportunities and uncertainties, but I feel the UK has had more than its fair share in recent years. This year we face the continued uncertainty around Brexit but have the new challenge – the transition period. Since […]

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Better buying, better selling – Testing times for the grain trade?

January 6th 2020

A grain trade that’s ready for Brexit needs to be efficient, far-reaching, fully digital and trustworthy. Buyers come to us because we’re recognised as a trader with a more developed process – we understand their requirements. By Tom Allen-Stevens, Editor CPM Magazine It’s fair to say this year’s large exportable UK cereal surplus – the first […]

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Openfield reaffirms its presence in key global grain market

November 22nd 2019

64,000 tonnes of feed barley produced by farmers from across the South West is currently destined for Saudi Arabia following a huge operation to load a Panamax vessel in Portbury. Saudi Arabia is the world’s leading barley importer, who’s buying terms require contractual shipments in this size vessel, and it is currently the largest single […]

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Openfield truck fleet achieves DVSA earned recognition

October 9th 2019

The Openfield Group has achieved new Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) accreditation across its in-house haulage fleet of 36 vehicles. The voluntary DVSA Earned Recognition scheme enables transport operators to show that they have robust systems and processes in place to promote effective and proactive transport management. Achieving this status demonstrates a proven culture […]

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Openfield named as seventh largest UK co-operative

August 29th 2019

Openfield Group, the British farmer-owned co-operative, has been named as one of the leading co-operatives in the UK. The National business is listed as the seventh largest on the Co-op Economy top ten co-ops, published by Co-operatives UK yesterday. Openfield is proud to be Britain’s only national grain marketing and arable inputs co-operative. It is […]

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Openfield appoints transport and supply chain logistics expert to its Board

July 8th 2019

Openfield Group, the British farmer-owned co-operative, has today announced it has further strengthened its non-executive management team by appointing, Ranald Forbes to its Board. Mr Forbes has over thirty years’ of valuable senior leadership experience of logistics and transport distribution, working in a variety of management roles across both the retail and food manufacturing markets. […]

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