The grain store at Milton House Farm is a LIFFE registered futures store. Futures grain trades at a higher level than ex-farm wheat so the farm can achieve a higher market price. This also means that up to 3 harvest crops can be marketed at any one time, thus allowing for maximisation of price on the open market and secures the price of the crop prior to it being sown.
We market our own grain via a number of methods including utilising our LIFFE Futures account. By having no physical sale a decision can be taken to buy back grain should world commodity supply and demand significantly alter.
We maximise utilisation of our grain laboratory and grain cleaning/ blending facility to maximise contract returns for milling wheat.