Malting barley producers face a difficult and uncertain summer after one of Scotland’s biggest grain merchants fell into administration. Many fear they will lose large sums of money as a result of Alexander Inglis and Son’s closure.
An already limited set of grain purchasers is now even smaller, making it harder for producers to negotiate a price. Perhaps most urgently – many now face having nowhere to dry and store this summer’s harvest. It’s a tough situation, so Monty is searching for solutions – with Ally Brunton of the SAYFC agri affairs committee, Donald Ross, an ex-chairman of Highland Grain, and dairy and pig farmer Rory Christie, of the Milk Supply Association and SAOS.