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Outstanding Crop Marketing Services and the Top OSR Varieties from United Oilseeds


Outstanding Crop Marketing Services and the Top OSR Varieties from United Oilseeds at Cereals 2022

Stand: 302

Farmers visiting Cereals 2022 will be able to obtain expert guidance on the latest conventional and hybrid oilseed rape varieties and the most profitable marketing options for their oilseed rape and other break crops, from independent national farmers’ co-operative, United Oilseeds (Stand No.302).

Rapeseed market prices have increased dramatically since March,  meaning growers could make well over £700 per tonne for their OSR plus quality bonuses.

“Current rapeseed prices continue to be volatile, but growers considering including OSR in their rotations this autumn look set to benefit from a buoyant market where domestic demand far outstrips supply,” says United Oilseeds Managing Director, Chris Baldwin.

Farmers also have an excellent choice of OSR varieties from which to choose, whether they be conventional, hybrid, clearfield and clubroot, or varieties for HEAR and HOLL specialist markets that offer attractive premiums.”

“There are numerous varieties available that help growers to produce a successful crop, including ones featuring “stacked traits” such as high autumn and spring vigour, plus resistance to pod shatter,  RLM7 Phoma, Light Leaf Spot and Turnip Yellows Virus,” says Mr Baldwin.

“Three rapeseed varieties of particular note are Acacia, Aurelia – both proven on farm  - and new candidate Attica from Limagrain, “ he continues.

Visitors to the United Oilseed stand will be able to find details about these and other varieties, as well as the most profitable marketing routes for oilseed rape.  United Oilseeds has the largest tonnages of OSR under pool management in the UK and offers growers three marketing pools to meet their individual movement requirements.

“It may be tempting to take an ex-farm price sometimes, but the most consistent and time-saving way to counter market volatility, get a good return and beat the average market price, has consistently proved to be through the United Oilseeds marketing pools,” says Mr Baldwin.

Despite pest pressure, challenging weather, the pandemic and rising haulage and input prices,  United Oilseeds last year announced a record profits redistribution to its members of £440,000.  This means the national,  independent co-operative has made profits redistribution payments to its trading members over the last 15 years totalling £5.35 million.

United Oilseeds offers a range of key benefits to its trading members that help to improve their own businesses’ bottom line including:

  • Profits share payment on turnover
  • Produce of area contracts with no penalties for over or under production
  • Independent testing of all oilseed rape moved to store at harvest
  • 50 stores conveniently located across the UK with competitive storage costs
  • Prompt and efficient harvest movement with no surcharges for cap loads
  • Export opportunities from 22 UK ports
  • Advanced payments against harvested crops
  • Interim payments 28 days after crop movement to store
  • A network of experienced United Oilseeds Area Managers

All of these benefits are available to United Oilseeds members and joining the co-operative costs only £15.00 for life membership.  United Oilseeds also trades Beans, Linseed, Oats, Peas and Hybrid Rye. Details are also available at


For further media information please contact:

Edward Meadows

Communications Manger

United Oilseeds

Tel: 01380 729 200

Mob 07500 224 137

Twitter: @UnitedOilseeds



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