On Farm milling


Curious to hear of anyone doing small scale milling on farm of wheat/barley/spelt.

Currently looking at the investment required. We'd only be looking to sell to local businesses and consumers for home baking etc.



Predominantly direct marketing.

I am considering a service for others who'd wish to market their own product also, although I'd probably rather handle a small amount of my own material to sell on a a decent margin rather than process 100x more material for considerably lower margins.


BASE UK Member
Guilty as charged!

We do. Started it to run beside the cold pressed rapeseed bolt on to the business. not too sure what else to say!


Would you be willing to share (perhaps by private message) details of the equipment that you use to process your products?

I've been researching possible options, but have yet to settle on a solution.

How much do you mill?


Mixed Farmer
We do meal. Wheat barley oats beans peas the mill handles them all fine. It's a roller mill, purple and silver job, will do 7t an hour (supposedly) . The knackered old 575 runs it just fine. It's a dusty thing to do mind -make sure you get a dust helmet, and get a powered one if you want to do any amount.

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