Our trading team markets pool grain in accordance with policy guidelines from the pool committee which comprises of 3 farmer directors, the Managing Director, the Trading Director and the Trading Manager. As a farmer-owned business the company is committed to help farmers achieve premium prices at a low cost whilst minimising the trading risks from bad debts, malpractice, quality claims and adverse price movements. The object of the pools is to consistently give better than average prices year on year.
Pool marketing allows grain to be traded in an orderly manner by providing grain when it is needed by the customers and avoiding oversupply in quiet periods.
For grain sold in a pool the member receives the average price of all grain group sales of that commodity sold in that pool period minus the marketing fee.
All main line commodities can be traded through the Wessex Grain Pools including milling wheat, feed wheat, oilseed rape, malting barley (according to variety), feed barley, peas and beans.
Wessex Grain offer four main pool options, which relate to the period that the grain will be moved. The Long pool has three payment options to suit individual cash flow requirements.