Harvest Contacts and Information

Your key United Oilseeds contacts for harvest 2024

** HARVEST 2024 To let us know you have crop to be picked up, please speak to your Area Manager**

Find Your Local United Oilseeds Area Manager: Click here

Download Contract Commitment Forms and Passports Click here


Seed Purchase: Beckii Gibbs/Mandy Stickley Tel: 01380 725 705

Crop marketing: Owen Cligg Tel: 01380 729 200

Contracts Manager: Mark Barter Tel: 01380 721 826

Transport & Collection: Alan Davies/Rebecca Crocombe Tel: 01380 724757

Switchboard: Tel: 01380 729 200

Load Deliveries into Stores

As per the TASCC code of practice, all trailers delivering grain to store must be sheeted /covered at all times except when loading or sampling is taking place. All trailers must have  a unique identification number (for example - T1), as well as displaying their assurance number (including ACCS/Red Tractor No.for ex farm tractor and trailers.)

All loads must also be accompanied by a Combinable Crops Grain Passport with an in-date sticker attached (no photocopies). If you have no stickers, you can download a passport direct from the Red Tractor website  provided you have preregistered.

All information regarding requirements can be found in the TASCC code of practice, which is available on the AIC website


As per previous years, we will accept deliveries below 6% into store, but no moisture bonus will apply. We advise not to combine under 5% moisture.

For Erith Only:

9% - 6%     Normal terms                                                  

6% - 5%     No deductions but no premiums                                                             

Under 5%   Deductions are 2% of the contract price / 1%  moisture           

Under 4%   Possible rejection

For Liverpool & Hull:

Loads rejected below 6%

Crop Temperature at Store Intake

Our contract terms stipulate a maximum 25 degrees crop temperature for oilseed rape deliveries.

We recommend that growers without their own cooling facilities should harvest their rapeseed away from the heat of the day and when ambient temperatures are lower. This also helps to keep moistures above 6%.

Erucic Acid Claims

The claim structure for OSR/high erucic acid deliveries into store for 2023 harvest is as follows:

Between 5.0 and 10.000% erucic acid           £15.00 /tonne

Between 10.01 and 20.00% erucic acid         £25.00 /tonne

Over 20.01% erucic acid                                 By negotiation

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Discuss your crop marketing requirements

Contact us today on 01380 732308 to discuss your crop marketing requirements or for more information about our services.

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