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United Oilseeds at RNAS Spring Show -26/02/14

Date Added: 24/02/2014

New Game Cover, Forage Crops and Grass Seed Addition to United Oilseeds Seed Portfolio

United Oilseeds, the UK's leading specialist oilseed rape marketing company, is exhibiting at the Royal Northern Agricultural Society's Spring Show, which is being held at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, on Wednesday 26 February, 2014 (Marquee stand).

In addition to providing advice and guidance on the latest spring and winter oilseed rape varieties, United Oilseeds will also be promoting the range of small seed products available from its new group company, the seed specialist Hubbards Seeds.

"This is the first time United Oilseeds has exhibited at the Spring show and it offers our members and growers in Scotland a great opportunity to catch up on the latest oilseed rape varieties. In addition, they can hear about the Hubbards game cover, forage and grass seed crops that are now available via the co-operative's Area Manager for Scotland, Andrew Milne," said Chris Baldwin, United Oilseeds Managing Director.

Visitors to the stand will also be able to discuss the range of successful crop marketing pools that the company provides to growers. For example, the company's 2012 Carte Blanche Pool (for crop movement April-June 2013) last year delivered its farmer members £388 per tonne, plus quality bonuses, for their oilseed rape.

United Oilseeds has long been at the forefront of the Scottish co-operative movement and is itself a member of SAOS. It is one of the UK's most successful farming co-operatives and offers its 4,200 members a range of benefits that help improve their own businesses' financial performance. These include Produce of Area Contracts that make no charges for over or under-production, prompt crop collection with no part load charges, plus a share in the co-operative's profit redistribution based on each member's individual trading history.

In the last eight years, United Oilseeds has paid over £2.57m in profit redistribution to its trading members. Becoming a member of United Oilseeds is easy and costs just £15 for lifetime membership.

In its most recent set of financial results, for the year end June 2013, United Oilseeds announced a 47% year-on-year increase in profits as well as a 17% increase in seed sales. The co-operative's net worth has increased by 15% to £6.85m over the same period.


For media information, please contact:

Edward Meadows
United Oilseeds / Hubbards Seeds
Tel: 01380 729 200 (M) 07500 224 137
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Notes to editors:

  • United Oilseeds is the UK's only specialised oilseed rape marketing company.
  • United Oilseeds is a farmer-owned co-operative with a clear purpose to continually improve the profitability of its members by providing an independent, cost effective marketing service.
  • United Oilseeds has 4,200 active members who trade their crops and purchase seed via the company.
  • Farmers can join United Oilseeds as lifetime members for a one-off fee of £15.




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