All new members are required to purchase one share in the Company and the minimum commitment is 29t - one load of grain.
Members are charged an annual service charge on each tonne of space which, in the case of cereals, includes any drying charges up to 15.0%.
Members pay the average pool price of all haulage to the store. Members may, by special arrangement, deliver to the store on their own transport.
The store uses and arranges outside haulage and where possible grain is moved with 24 - 48 hours of notification.
All members are sent a form prior to harvest on which they indicate the tonnage and commodities they wish to put into the store.
At harvest, members notify the store with details of the commodity and tonnage. The store then arranges movement of the grain; the member completes a Members Release Note, which must travel with each load of grain to the store.
Members are sent a weekly report detailing deliveries to the store. More frequent reports are available on request.
Peak daily intake is approximately 1000t and is usually limted to a maximum of six different commodities. Where other stores are being utilised as an extension to Kernow Grain these volumes can increase.
Kernow Grain also offers contract services to non-members to optimise utilisation of the facilities.