One of the key benefits of being a member of Wiltshire Grain is the access to professional marketing services. With the consolidation of the consumer market, growers are increasingly in a pressured selling position. Having the opportunity to offer a product of a known quality and provenance to the consumer allows for amore open conversation.
All commodities are pooled according to intake analysis. Increasingly, pools are being segregated by variety as well as quality characteristics. Members have the choice of pools available to them.
Pool Grain is marketed over a shorter period normally July/August allowing members to utilise their storage space twice making better use of their capital investment
Openfield currently markets around 4 million tonnes/annum through a strategic network of central stores and markets the grain for Wiltshire Grain. Pool payments can be tailored to suit individual cash flow requirements with interest charged at the current rate over bank base on all advances
If a member requires additional storage above their storage entitlement, this can usually be accommodated through a leasing pool where members pay an annual charge in addition to the handling costs.