When we heard of plans for a local co-operative grain store we signed up for a small initial tonnage. The concept of specialist storage and drying seemed a good one and gave us more flexibility as yield and acreage increased.

Over the years this has proved to be the case and seems even more relevant now than it did then. As standards have tightened the possibility (and cost) of rejection has increased for our main crop of milling wheat. Sending to Weald gives a higher proportion of grain achieving a premium.

Moving grain from on farm storage has freed up buildings for other (more lucrative) uses. There are frustrations in the heat of harvest when everyone wants movement at the same time and short-term storage space is running out and the team at Weald do their best and stay (mostly) cheerful.