As a members owned cooperative all our members choose to market with Openfield, the countries
largest farmer owned marketing business.
Through Openfield they have access to a wide range of marketing schemes and Payment options designed to suit the farmers needs.
|Product Name||Tracker||Pool||Producers Direct (PD)||Traded|
|Function||Tracks the market daily over a time period of your choice and averages out the price over that period. You can close your Tracker at any time.||Openfield market grain on your behalf. This product offers access to a range of different risk management tools and strategies.||A contract that gives you the freedom to discuss and define with Openfield the best strategy to market your produce. It covers all commodities for a given month for an agreed price.||A Traded contract enables you to sell to Openfield at the market price on any given day for any month.|
|Commodities||Wheat and Oilseed Rape||Wheat, Barley, Beans, Oilseed Rape and Oats||All commodities||All commodities|
|Shareholder||Yes - you will hold a £1 share in both Openfield Producers Limited and Openfield Group Limited. The £2 cost will be deducted from an early payment to you.||No|
|Deadlines and Terms||
|Marketing Arrangement||Openfield is the agent for your grain||Openfield is the agent for your grain||Openfield is the agent for your grain||You sell the grain to Openfield|
How Pool, PD and Tracker operate
There is a variety of choices within our product range and movement, payment and risk should all be considered when deciding which option will work best for you. Use our product selector below to help you make an informed decision.
These dates are based on Crop 2015
|Early Movement Harvest Pool||July and August||18th September 2015||Winter Barley and Winter Oilseed Rape|
|Harvest Pool||August and September||30th October 2015||Wheat, Spring Barley and Oilseed Rape|
|Autumn Pool||October through to December||29th January 2016||Wheat, Barley and Oilseed Rape|
|Spring Pool||January through to March||29th April 2016||Pool commodities|
|Late Marketed Spring Pool||January through to March||29th April 2016||Pool commodities|
|Annual Pool||January though to July||22nd August 2016||Pool commodities|
|Late Marketed Annual Pool||January though to July||22nd August 2016||Pool commodities|
|Tracker||This will operate October though to June.The price can be closed at any time||14th of the month following the contract period||Wheat and Oilseed Rape|
|Producers Direct||You can choose the month of movement||14th of the month following the contract period||All commodities|
|Traded||At the agreed time||28 days from collection||All commodities|
As one of Britain's most successful co-operatives, we're committed to putting our members needs first. We appreciate the challenges and opportunities that farmers are presented with every day, and by working together , we can help you overcome those challenges and make the most of every opportunity.
We are the only British farmer co-operative that works purely for our members. We are the UK’s leading grain exporter and with a team of experts on hand, we are well-placed to help you get the best for your business.