Grain industry's own special show planned
The 2012 UK Grain event will enable visitors to consider post-harvest technology and the challenge of grain marketing in a difficult season.
The event, being held at the Peterborough Arena on November 7, combines free independent advice at topical, informative clinics and seminars, alongside an exhibition of the latest equipment for grain storage and handling.
Against the backdrop of one of the toughest harvests in decades and increasing global market volatility, UK Grain aims to offer a comprehensive look at grain handling, drying, storage and marketing.
"UK Grain is now established as a unique event, which addresses all the issues post-harvest, and really gets to the heart of the grain business," said Andrew Newbold of organiser Fusion Events. "It brings together the best advice and equipment to help farmers ensure they deliver grain at the quality and specification that will secure the best prices."
UK Grain's trade exhibition has 60 exhibitors involved in every aspect of grain storage, monitoring, drying and marketing.
There will also be a seminar programme, the two topics being growing crops in a changing climate and volatile market, and grain chain collaboration. The seminars will feature Jack Watts, from the HGCA, and Matthew Read, chairman of Red Tractor. In addition, two farmers will talk about their decisions to opt for either on-farm or off-farm storage. Once again, industry experts will host one-to-one sessions in the Grainstorm area, providing a unique opportunity for visitors to consult on issues of concern. These will include marketing options in a challenging season and the ability to take an independent view on proposed projects.