All the malting plants of Crisp are situated in prime malting barley producing areas. These areas have long traditions of consistently producing high quality malting barley. Consequently, it makes sense to procure our malting barley requirements from within the locality of each plant. In most seasons Crisp are able to procure the vast majority of their requirements within a 100km radius of each plant.
To ensure that Crisp can secure these requirements locally, we operate three Malting Barley Producer Groups, which combine local professional malting barley growers and specialist agricultural merchants. The Groups offer the members long term commitments from Crisp for their malting barley production, whilst Crisp has security of supply. Crisp are able to communicate directly to growers the requirements in terms of quantities, varieties and specifications. The Groups also facilitate a dialogue on husbandry, marketing and other relevant issues.
Click here for our latest Crop report: 4th January 2017