Soya UK Ltd are the largest supplier of Lupin Seed in the UK, with around 85% of the national area being grown with seed supplied by Soya UK Ltd.
Why Soya UK?
There are several good reasons why farmers grow lupins with Soya UK:
- We deal in all 3 species of Lupin (white, blue and yellow)
This is of great importance as it allows us to give impartial advice as to the correct lupin for your particular system. For guidance, view our Lupin selector to identify the best Lupin or Forage mix for your situation.
- Choice of Varieties
There are different varieties for combining and other varieties for wholecrop. Within this, the variety choice will vary depending on what part of the country you are in, your soil type, and pH levels. Soya UK are able to offer a range of 2 White, 2 Yellow, and 2 Blue varieties. Having a range of 6 different varieties is important, as again, it allows us to match the variety to the job in hand, and the desired end-use.
Most of our arable producers in the South and East, are growing White Lupins on buy-back contracts for export to France and the Middle East. We also have growers producing white, yellow and blue lupins for supplying to the UK feed market. Due the ever-increasing cost of soya and proteins, values are currently high at £185/tonne ex-farm for harvest movement. In addition, we trade a large amount of Lupins on a farm to farm basis, which gives the arable farmer a good price and the livestock farmer an excellent source of UK-grown, non-GM, high-quality protein at a reasonable price. You can email us if you are interested in either selling or buying Lupins.
- Agronomy Service & Advice
At Soya UK we pride ourselves in the service we offer growers, from variety selection right through to harvest. We provide all growers with a full programme of agronomic advice through crop visits, regular agronomy bulletins by post, and SMS texts to mobile phones. Growers can also telephone our office at any time for up to the minute advice. Getting the agronomy right is important with all crops and Lupins are no exception.
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- Knowledge & Experience
There has been huge expansion of the UK Lupin crop in recent years, thanks to advances in plant breeding and the resounding success of our Lupin-based forage mixes. Experience gleaned over the last 10 years enables us to help growers achieve the best from their crops. Our extensive ongoing development of the crop includes a range of trial and field experiments alongside a good working relationship with plant breeders.
- Crop Utilisation
Lupins provide a fully traceable substitute for imported Soya. There are now hundreds of UK farmers growing Lupins and discovering their excellent feeding qualities. Soya UK Ltd are at the forefront of Lupin crop development, and are constantly looking at optimising the use of Lupins in livestock systems. Read more information about Lupin Feeding & Utilisation.