We are increasing the area of Soya grown in the UK, with the new varieties that we have been preparing over recent years. We now have varieties that are light-years ahead of those available 10 years ago, and the crop now offers the potential for excellent yields and quality. The Soya market has seen a continued rise as demand has begun to out-strip supply due to rapidly increasing demand from the Asian market. Values are high and therefore Soya offers good potential margins, as well as being a fantastic break crop.
Soya UK are the UK's biggest and longest-standing producer of Millet for the bird-seed market. Values are high and millet offers good potential margins, as well as being a very useful late sown break crop that is cheap and easy to grow. Soya UK operate full buy-back contracts for the production of millet. You can read the millet page, download an information sheet, watch a video on millet, or contact us for further information.
Soya UK have led the development of various Lupin-based wholecrop mixtures since 2002. With the dramatic up-take of these Wholecrop mixtures in recent years and the ever increasing pressure on costs of production, we anticipate further demand and are constantly looking to improve and add new cropping options enabling us to cater for huge variations in livestock production systems, soil, climate and regional conditions.
Soya UK were the first company to introduce Spring Triticale to the mainland of the UK, back in 2003. Since then, we have remained the largest producer of spring triticale and we are also one of the main producers of Winter Triticale. Whether winter or spring, triticale is a very useful crop for livestock farmers, particularly for wholecropping as an excellent alternative to maize, wheat or barley. Triticale is cheap and easy to grow, and can be grown in late or marginal areas where wheat or maize would be out of the question.