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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Better buying, better selling – Lessons learned are hard won

July 2nd 2019

This year in particular, farmers will be facing a tough choice on OSR. By Tom Allen-Stevens, editor of CPM Magazine Whether you grow oilseed rape for next harvest may depend on how badly you were burnt by the crop this year. Lee Bennett, Openfield’s head of seeds business, is keen to see that growers dress […]

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Food production should be valued, not taken for granted

May 6th 2019

Openfield’s head of research, compliance and shipping says that food prices are a hot topic for governments because much of our livestock relies on imported feed which is not easily grown in the UK. Food prices are a hot topic for any government and ours seems almost obsessed with them. History has proven that a […]

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