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Premium Crops merges with Technology Crops

Following the acquisition of Premium Crops Ltd by Technology Crop International (TCI) in March 2014 a decision has been made to merge TCI's UK interests (Premium Crops Ltd and Technology Crops Ltd) into one business which will trade as Premium Crops Ltd.

As TCI's CEO, Andrew Hebard, recently said "We are thrilled be able to announce this merger, which adds value to growers, suppliers and end users alike. Speciality crops such as High Erucic Acid Rapeseed, High Omega-3 Linseed, Naked Oats, Borage and Ahiflower™ provide growers with a way to differentiate their products and expertise, adding value whilst reducing their risks. Demand for these crops is growing across multiple industries and we believe that the new look Premium Crops Ltd represents a significant part of the future for a diversified and specialised global arable agricultural market. "

"As the UK's leading arable speciality crops business Premium Crops now offers our growers a greater presence on the farm, more rotation options, outstanding agronomic support and all with the prompt and secure payments that our growers have come to expect" said Managing Director, Andrew Probert, "Our portfolio offers the widest range of premium-priced contracts to UK growers".

The new Premium Crops business will operate from two locations;

1. Whitedale Farm

East Street, Hambledon, Hampshire. PO7 4RZ Tel: 02392 632883

Head office. Senior Management, Sales team, Contracts administration,

Linseed / Canary / Red Wheat / Millet and Naked Oat logistics.

Please call this office for any details relating to current or future Contract arrangements.

And

2. Gowers Farm

Tumblers Green, Braintree, Essex. CM77 8AZ Tel: 01376 333888

Finance, OSR, Borage, Ahiflower and Oil logistics, Seed Production.

Ends.

Andrew Probert
Managing Director
Premium Crops Ltd 

The First Step to Increasing Linseed Yields

Linseed has rarely been in such high demand. The naturally high Omega-3 content of UK linseed has seen a significant increase in the use for specialist animal feeds. As the UK's exclusive supplier of linseed to the French animal feed company Valorex, this demand is reflected in the price that UK linseed grower can now achieve.

The 'John Nix Farm Management Pocket Book 2015' says of Linseed that "The price for the 2015 crop is £286 per tonne (oilseed rape +10%)", today the Premium Crops contract price has risen by almost half as much again, to up to £400 per tonne for Brown Linseed.

Premium Crops are the UK's largest contractor of linseed and so have a strong interest in getting the best from the UK hectarage. As part of an ongoing investment to improve the agronomy of linseed Premium Crops commissioned a range of sowing rate trials that demonstrated that the historical trend towards lower sowing rates (around 600 seeds/m2) has been deleterious to yields...

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