3,000 tonnes of feed barley exported to Southern Ireland marks a major milestone for the Countrywide Farmers Grain team.
The first export for the team, established in 2013, the shipment departed Poole docks on 21st July and will be swiftly followed by a consignment of oilseed rape to fuel the German bio diesel market.
“This first export is a real landmark for Countrywide Grain as our business continues to develop,” says Countrywide Grain Manager, Edd Britton. “We have had considerable local support allowing us to keep haulage rates down and pass the benefit back to our customers. Over the next few months and, with a good harvest, we will be exporting more out of both Poole and Portbury as we continue to grow our business on the back of innovative, good and honest trading.”
Formed in 2013 from Heart of England Grain and the SM Hackett and Son businesses, both already owned by Countrywide Farmers, Countrywide Grain now trades from offices in Preston Capes, Amesbury, Wiltshire and Newport in Shropshire and benefits from close links to leading blue chip millers and major feed compounders.
“We now have substantial supply agreements,” continues Mr Britton, “and offer customers the opportunity to market a wide range of crops, from feed grains and milling wheat to malting barley, with a business they can work with and trust.”
As part of Countrywide Farmers, Countrywide Grain is the final link in a chain that extends from the supply of seed, fertiliser, chemicals and agronomic support through to the final grain contract and delivery.
“Building strong relationships is vital in business,” says Mr Britton, “and we focus on establishing strong bonds between customers and our experienced trading team, allowing them to deal with the same person from start to finish. It is all part of the Countrywide ethos and our on-going commitment to the arable sector.”