The first large vessel of Gleadell Agriculture’s export campaign is loading at Great Yarmouth this week, helping to meet good demand from the Continent.
The Federal Cedar will head for Spain on August 8 with 26,250t of new crop feed barley in her holds. That’s the equivalent of 900 truck loads, providing prompt movement of grain for many farm businesses across Norfolk, Suffolk and beyond, said Gleadell trading director Jonathan Lane.
The cargo accounts for well over 10% of the tonnage expected to leave UK shores during the harvest period, said Mr Lane.
Overall, winter barleys in France had achieved average yields and quality, but a more positive picture for the spring crop and a good forecast for UK and Scandinavian crops had seen values retrace, he added. Early UK yield reports had been positive, at 7.5-8.5t/ha.