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Wheat and barley farmers visit Ipswich and Shoreham ports to learn more about exporting at AHDB event

PUBLISHED: 16:05 18 July 2017

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds invited growers to the ports of Ipswich and Shoreham.

AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds invited growers to the ports of Ipswich and Shoreham.

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Around 50 growers visited Ipswich and Shoreham ports to gain an insight into the export market.

For the fifth year, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) invited growers to visit the two ports to gain a better understanding of how specification, variety and consistent raw material affects the export of cereals.

After tours of both facilities, which are 80 miles apart, presentations from port operators, merchants and experts at AHDB gave growers a better understanding of the exporting process. Over the last 10 years, the UK has exported around £4.2bn worth of wheat and barley to more than 73 countries, with the Netherlands coming top for wheat exports and Spain for barley exports.

Grower Andrew Osmond, an AHDB Cereals and Oilseeds board member, said: “I think these days are incredibly important. As growers we get a huge amount out of these events.”

Emily Blew, grain co-ordinator for Harlow Agricultural Merchants, which operates from Ipswich port and joined AHDB to host the event, said: “Exporting for us in the UK is very important. We generally export between 15 and 20% of our annual UK crop, which on average is between two and two-and-a-half million tonnes per year.

“As we know, we are all equally important players in the supply chain. The farmer, the facility operators and the shippers themselves make it work from start to finish. We hope growers walk away from these events with a better understanding of the exporting process and how we can all work together to ensure everyone is happy.”

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