For Members the crop year begins with a harvest Intention form sent out, on which they set out their proposed use of their owned space. This intentional data is collated by tonnage and variety. Members can use their tonnage for any or all of the commodities the store handles: wheat, barley, oats, oilseed rape, beans.
At harvest members can deliver direct into the store using their own transport or opt to use the haulage arranged by the store. A phone call to the store means that crops are collected from the member's farm soon after combining, with the aim to collect grain within 24 hrs. Once at the store all loads are sampled, weighed and analysed for all relevant criteria, in order to assess the quality of the grain. The analysis is carried out in the stores on site laboratory. ( see Lab page.... )
Once results are available, the load will be segregated based on variety and specification on a per load basis. Any necessary drying and cleaning is carried out prior to the grain being stored and conditioned. Members are informed of all weight and quality anaylsis details by any of the following methods
- SMS Text on vehicle weighing out
- PDF Weigh Advice emailed on close every evening
- Logon to members area for live results