Kernow Grain expansion

Grain store manager Ian Davies (l) with Sean Ingleson, store supervisor

After receiving a grant of almost £380k from the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE), Kernow Grain Ltd near Bodmin, has started work on expanding its grain storage facility.

Four new grain silos, each of 1,000 tonnes capacity are being constructed to increase storage capacity on site by 30%. This will enable Kernow Grain to meet continued growing demand. The new facility will also see the grain drying capacity doubled to eighty tonnes per hour throughput.

The first stage of work has now begun, with engineers clearing and preparing the site area ready to build the foundations for the new silos. The work is scheduled to be completed by summer 2010.

Jeremy Oatey, Chairman, of Kernow Grain Ltd said: “Securing funding from the RDPE has enabled us to move forward with our plans to grow and develop Kernow Grain. I hope that our members will be as excited about the increased capacity of our facility as we are.

“ This is a major development for Kernow Grain and shows that we are committed to delivering the very best products to our customers. It also highlights the success of the cooperative model in the agricultural sector.”