The global raw materials market is extremely volatile and is constantly changing every day. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time speaking to Sarah Bond who is a Raw Materials Manager. Sarah gave me a great insight into these markets and explained how the purchasing of these commodities is processed.
Here at ForFarmers there are a team of buyers and Sarah's main focus is the purchasing of rapemeal, soya and sunflower covered proteins which she buys for all of the UK mills. Grain, palm kernel, sugar hulls and NGFI (non-grain feed ingredients) are purchased by other members of the team which include Will Foote and Stefan Benfield.