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UK Beet Harvesting and Haulage BS/ NFU. The Next Steps. Project Aims and Objectives. To offer an efficient and cost effective solution to beet logistics. Maximise recovery and delivery of paid yield. Harvesting Storage Cleaning Delivery Implement the findings of the study.

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Uk beet harvesting and haulage bs nfu

UK Beet Harvesting and HaulageBS/ NFU

The Next Steps


Project aims and objectives
Project Aims and Objectives

  • To offer an efficient and cost effective solution to beet logistics.

  • Maximise recovery and delivery of paid yield.

    • Harvesting

    • Storage

    • Cleaning

    • Delivery

  • Implement the findings of the study.

  • Utilise the resources and experience already present in the industry where ever possible.


Current position
Current Position

  • Transport now part of new agreed BS/NFU IPA agreement

  • Voluntary, limited pilot scheme agreed for 2010

  • Pilot sites are Newark and Wissington.

  • Ex farm contract, BS arranged haulage

  • Harvesting option also available

    • Linked to haulage option only


Next step
Next Step

  • Letter to all growers following these meetings

  • Provide details of pilot transport scheme and harvesting option.

  • Growers requested to respond with expression of interest

    • Preferred movement dates

    • Preferred cleaner loading options

  • Feedback to growers expressing interest

  • BS to access level of interest by end of April and discuss with NFU


Bs offer
BS Offer

  • Load/clean/deliver grower’s beet

  • Transport allowance not paid to growers in scheme.

  • Transport managed and paid by BS

  • Co-ordinate the harvest and delivery logistics

  • Agreed collection schedules

  • Agreed terms and conditions

  • Harvest growers crop at an agreed rate/ha

    • Linked to Haulage option for 1st year pilot.

  • Additional haulage charge to growers >50 miles


Contractors letter
Contractors Letter

  • Letter to contractors early April

    • Detail of pilot scheme

  • Contractors requested for declaration of interest in participation in pilot scheme

    • Equipment and services available

  • Declarations of interest reviewed by end April


Contractors selection
Contractors selection

  • Based on:

    • Expression of Interest

    • Able to offer services at the required level

    • Geographic location

    • Previous experience

    • Efficiency

  • BS/Contractors to sign off agreed contract


Pilot scheme year 1
Pilot scheme year 1

  • Aim will be to form balanced delivery group

    • Volume

    • Geographically

    • Logistically

  • Progress reviewed with NFU

  • Growers who will be involved in scheme and those who we are unable to offer the service to in the 1st year will be advised ASAP (during May).

  • Growers who will be involved in scheme will receive a contract before the end of July


2010 11 campaign pilot scheme
2010/11 Campaign pilot scheme

Limited in year 1 to 15-20% site tonnage

Wissington min. Requirement 200KT

Newark min. Requirement 100KT

Transport pilot scheme will operate on same allocation and call up terms and conditions as all other beet


Pilot summary
Pilot summary

BS send out full information pack early April

Growers and contractors register interest by end of April

Growers and BS agree (reviewed by NFU) and sign a contract in July

BS produce a delivery/harvesting schedule by end August and share with NFU


Nfu summary
NFU Summary

  • Independent

  • Trial

  • Voluntary – now and in future

  • How will success be measured?

    • Level of interest

    • Financial (cost savings)

    • Efficiency


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