Produce Marketing

Velcourt and the majority of its clients now market their grain through Openfield, the UK’s largest farmer owned co-operative through its unique marketing vehicle, “Velcourt Marketing Services”.

Velcourt Marketing Services acts as an agent for the marketing of Velcourt’s grain. There is a close working relationship between Openfield staff and the Velcourt management team before a crop is planted, to the final delivery of grain. Velcourt and Openfield work together to develop added value marketing opportunities and have unique terms to grown a supply crops to the quality markets.

Careful sampling after harvest and management of grain in store ensures that costly rejections are minimised. Opportunities are taken to aggregate samples together particularly for export cargoes with the benefits being passed back directly to Velcourt’s clients.