International Grain, Seed and Fertiliser Merchant

Malting Barley

We purchase in excess of 150,000t of malting barley per annum

Established over 135 years ago Gleadell was in fact a maltster, owning a maltings at Kirton in Lindsey in Lincolnshire. As a maltster back in the 1880’s Gleadell was respected for its innovative ideas. This innovation has carried on to the present day.

The latter part of the 20th century saw the company grow its reputation for buying and supplying quality malting barley and was trading around 13,000t per annum by 1997. 1998 saw the company start to export malting barley in volume, working alongside its shareholder ADM – the world’s leading malting barley trader.

Ex-farm purchasing

In the last few years our ex-farm purchasing has grown significantly due to our involvement in partnership arrangements with breeders, maltsters and brewers, enabling us to secure growing contracts for our farmer customers.

Today the company is purchasing in excess of 150,000t per annum and is one of the leading UK malting barley traders, trading both domestically and internationally. We continue to build on our already strong and long lasting relationships with our maltster/brewer customers.

Malting Barley Marketing Solutions

Maintaining a positive relationship with our consumers enables us to provide the grower with a wide variety of markets and destinations into which we can market their grain.

We aim to provide our customers, both grower and consumer, with a swift and efficient service and take care to place our quality malting barley into the most appropriate end destination.

We also work very closely with our suppliers and customers and offer a variety of pre-harvest buyback contracts, through innovative ideas we are continually bringing new marketing solutions to the market, allowing our farmer growers the confidence to budget well into the future.

Null-Lox Spring Malting Barley

Null-Lox spring malting barley is a conventional spring barley type developed by Carlsberg and Heineken Research, bred using traditional breeding techniques.

Null-Lox varieties have the staling enzyme LOX bred out to produce fresher-tasting beer for longer and with better head retention.

Null-Lox seed is grown in the UK with seed producers strategically placed throughout the country in partnership with quality seed processors. There are four seed distribution points, well situated for deliveries – and Null-Lox seed prices are the same as for other spring barleys.

In summary, the benefits of growing Null-Lox are that it is the present and the future of EU malting barley – and is just the beginning – with exciting new traits and varieties in the pipeline.

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150,000 tonnes of malting barley purchased per annum
82 scientists working on Null-Lox malting barley
135 years of trading malting barley

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Registered Office:
Lindsey House, Hemswell Cliff,
Gainsborough, Lincolnshire DN21 5TH.

Company Number: 534118