We accept the inevitable

With no rain falling we are expecting the combines to go out again, hopefully tomorrow and not this afternoon when we know the grain will be very wet, rather than just wet. We know its our job to store the members grain but at some of the moistures we have already...

Every year is different

As i look out the office window at torrential rain, one can only wonder at what the qaulity of both wheat and barley will be by the tiimeit gets to the store. Our problem with barley is pre-germ, an issue we have not seen for a few years and in a nutshell it comes...

What a start

Having started harvest earlier than we have for many years, we are now back to intake tonnages similar to most years. The slow down has helped the store catch up with getting the store prepared as a late delivery pattern meant the store had over 11000 Tonnes still in...

Committment Forms

With the deadline fast approaching for members to return their comiitment forms we are still awaiting half of them. so over the next few days its phone calls and emails to try and get them all in on time- still an optimist after all these years!!

Accounts sorted.

With harvest a dsistant memory all we had to worry about was getting accounts sorted and payments made on time. thankfully all went well and only 2 phone calls raising issues. All easily sorted as we are never wrong!. Malting Barley and Milling wheat deliveries are...

Still here !!

Middle of September and we are still finding things to pick up, mainly wet beans and a little wheat that seems to have been tucked away which we need for the pools. Overall we are about 10% down on the wheat, and for the first time in a very long time we are sat here...

is it over – not yet!

The rain stopped play again over the weekend and around the store the promised sunshine has failed to materialize until this morning. With approx 67000 Tonnes lifted from farm and a committment of 78000 we are expecting to be around 10% down on our expected through...

Homeward straight – hopefully

After a damp weekend and a lot of members not wanting to work on Bank Holiday Monday we stood the fleet up for the day. Luckily the weather came good and we have had a week of clearing quite a few members of the last of the harvest whilst waiting for the combines to...

Think we just about caught up!

The little stoppage for the weather enabled the store to clear most farms before the combines rolled again. Some members were a little premature with moistures in the mid 20’s, when those who waited started at 19% moisture and very quickly got down to...