DECEMBER 2016

Judging 2016 BEPA crop competition

BEPA CROP COMPETITION WINNERS SHOW VALUE OF PULSES IN CHALLENGING YEAR

The BEPA Pulse Crop Competition yielded a batch of excellent samples from the 2016 harvest, despite it being a less-than-perfect growing season for all arable crops.

Speaking at the BEPA Annual Dinner, President Chris Collings noted that the winners of all grades of pulses produced good yields for the growers – and as important - samples that meant a premium in most cases.

Awards were given to the winning grower and their merchant as follows:

Winter Beans

  • Winner: Stacey Farms, Witham, Essex - Dunns
  • Runner Up: Sunderlandwick Farms, Driffield,East Yorkshire - Limagrain

Spring Beans

  • Winner: RJ Letham & Sons - Maviga
  • Runner Up: C Foster & Sons, Driffield, East Yorkshire - Openfield

Marrowfat Peas

  • Winner: Saham Grove Farm, Thetford, Norfolk - Openfield
  • Runner Up: R McGowan Ltd, Bishops Stortford, Herts - HAM

Presentation of 2016 BEPA crop competition awards

Large Blue Peas

  • Winner: Frank Butler Farms Ltd, Hook, Hampshire – Frontier Agriculture
  • Runner Up: Cradle Hall Farms Ltd, Burnham Market, Norfolk - Dunns

Yellow Peas

  • Winner: The Cecil Estate Family Trust, Stamford, Lincolnshire - Dunns
  • Runner Up: H Wiseman & Son (Wimbish) Ltd, Saffron Walden, Essex - HAM

Other Peas

  • Winner: Howard Blackwell, Coggeshall - W A Church (Bures) Ltd
  • Runner Up: J Herriott & Son, Marlborough, Wiltshire - Limagrain