March 21st 2019
One of Openfield’s Fertiliser Traders, Lucy Hassall, encourages farmers to plan ahead and get ready for the new season of fertiliser buying. The end of February saw record breaking temperatures allowing farmers to apply their spring applications earlier than expected. Those that were ordered by mid-January had their requirements on farm to use when needed. […]Read more
February 1st 2019
A good question which currently has a string of possible answers. UK spot futures wheat prices moved to their current levels back in late 2016 and have been in a nominal £10 range ever since. When you consider the values were around £100 in 2009, over £200 in 2011 and closer to £210 in late […]Read more
December 5th 2018
The grain market can be a hostile environment, and becomes ever more volatile. CPM seeks expert advice on how to use it to your advantage. It’s important to work with someone you trust. By Tom Allen-Stevens Editor of CPM Magazine Your attitude to risk may largely define your marketing strategy, and when dealing with a volatile market, […]Read more
June 8th 2018
Making the right seed choices this autumn are key considerations for every UK grower, so how does the UK’s largest farmer-owned co-operative make the right ones? CPM tours Openfield’s seed plant and asks the man with the answers. You wouldn’t describe a person by numbers, and it’s the wrong way to judge every aspect of a variety, […]Read more
April 3rd 2018
Openfield talks to the Telegraph Business Club about how its farming grain co-operative works and how they interlinks with best-known names in the British food and drink manufacturing industry Watch the associated video using this link. The Openfield Partnership is the UK’s only national farming grain co-operative. It produces approximately four million tonnes of grain […]Read more
September 20th 2017
Farming is the second largest industry sector in the UK’s co-operative economy, with 436 farming co-ops owned by 153,000 farmers. These co-ops turned over £7.4bn in 2016 and are behind some of the biggest British food brands. One of them is Openfield, which supplies over 150,000 tonnes of British wheat into a nationwide milling network […]Read more
Soils in Practice returns for its third year with a new line-up of farmers, agricultural researchers and industry experts discussing the most important topics in soil fertility and soil care.
The event aims to help farmers understand the practical steps that can be taken to measure and promote soil management in a sustainable farm setting.
Venue – Russell Smith Farms, Duxford, Cambridgeshire,
This year’s Midlands Machinery Show will be held on the 20th and 21st November at the Newark Showground.
The UK’s leading agricultural event returns to the NEC in Birmingham after a successful move.
LAMMA will take place on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th January and will continue to be free-to-attend and free-to-park.
Experience a true celebration of rural Lincolnshire with an eclectic mix of breathtaking entertainment, food, shopping, music, horticulture and farm life – creating the perfect family day.
24 and 25 June 2020
Venue: Lincolnshire Showground, Grange-de-Lings, Lincoln, LN2 2NA
Dates for the 2020 event are Tuesday 14 to Thursday 16 July which will be the 162nd show