Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 19th 2020

We know that many of you may be experiencing the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) or will be worried about what it could mean over the coming weeks. Planning As the challenges of the epidemic have grown, Openfield has increased our contingency planning to ensure that our members, our customers and our colleagues’ health and […]

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Knowing your market is vital in a season that will test every UK arable farmer

March 1st 2020

Openfield’s Grain & Fertiliser update, featured in March’s Farmers Guide Magazine. Grain UK farmers may take a crumb of comfort in knowing they are not the only growers in the world facing extremely challenging conditions, as they contemplate drilling their spring crops in order to try and salvage something from this most difficult season. Spring […]

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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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