Getting grain sampling right to avoid quality disputes

It is good practice to take accurate grain samples, and it is good business practice to keep spare samples if there is a later dispute about quality. Good communication in the grain supply chain is the first step to finding solutions to any problems which may occur. In a recent meeting with NFU Scotland, AIC highlighted the importance of taking representative grain samples to ensure that both the farm business and their merchant know the accurate status of grain before movement. AHDB Cereals have recently updated the grain sampling guide that provides a helpful refresher to NFU Scotland members.

Author: David Michie

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David Michie

David has been involved in the agricultural sector for the last two decades where he has worked on his family farm, at an agricultural science agency, as an agricultural and rural business consultant, and for an environmental food and farming charity. He joined NFUS in 2021 as their crops policy manager, where his role includes working with the arable, oilseed, potato, soft fruit, horticulture, and ornamental sectors.

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