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Farmers choosing to sell their OSR through the United Oilseeds Carte Blanche Pool have consistently achieved a sale price for their crop that exceeds the market average.
This is because United Oilseeds’ highly experienced in-house trading team has continually delivered a market and competitor-beating performance year after year.
Placing your crop in the Carte Blanche marketing pool is a proven method of minimising risk and avoiding dips in the market. The average benefit of the Carte Blanche Pool over the Harvest Pool for the last 12 years is £30.41 per tonne. The return from the Carte Blanche Pool will likely cover your haulage and storage cost if you need to move at harvest and the interest on a cash advance.
It also enables you to escape the stress of continually having to monitor market movements yourself, as our in-house professional trading team manages the pool 24/7, freeing up your time to get on with other important tasks on farm.
Farmers in the Carte Blanche Pool enjoy key benefits which help improve their individual businesses’ balance sheet:
- Professional in-house trading team with consistent track record of success in pool management
- Produce of Area Contracts with no penalties for over or under production
- No surcharges on cap loads
- Profit share on turnover
- Haulage, storage, cleaning and drying charges are all deducted at final settlement, thereby providing a cash flow
advantage to pool members
- Interim payment 28 days after movement or store allocation
- Competitive storage rates at 50 conveniently-located stores
- Prompt, efficient and friendly haulage
- Export opportunities from 22 UK ports
United Oilseeds is an independent national co-operative entirely owned by its 4,500 farmer members. Its core aim is to improve the profitability of its members’ individual businesses by supplying genuine choice and value in its products and services.
Founded 50 years ago, it has grown to become one of the UK’s largest and most successful farmer co-operatives and is the country’s only oilseed rape marketing specialist. It manages the largest OSR pool tonnages in the country.
With a £176m turnover, United Oilseeds has a 25% share of the UK’s oilseed rapeseed market and trades over 570,000 tonnes of OSR per year, exporting 150,000 tonnes via 22 ports located throughout the UK. Every harvest, it collects over 300,000 tonnes of OSR on behalf of its members and moves it to stores, ports and mills.
Over the last 10 consecutive years, United Oilseeds has made profits redistribution payments to its trading members totalling £3.43m.
The average premium between the March Long Pool and the May Carte Blanche Pool over the last 12 years has been £15.16 for two months carry.