Scotgrain Agriculture

Scotgrain have employees throughout Scotland, based in the key Barley growing regions of the country. Our commercial office is based in Arbroath, where our administrative and research work is also supported.

Our People are the backbone of our business and it is our vision to invest in our team to offer careers that last a working lifetime.

Many of our current team have been in the business and associated industries for over 20 years, bringing a wealth of experience that benefits our customers and to those that they work alongside. Alongside our current team of 19 employees, we have a total industry experience of approx 300 years.

As one of Scotland’s leading  Agricultural merchants we can offer Scotland’s growers a full service approach. We offer staff a challenging and exciting environment to work in, partnering alongside industries that are critical to the supply of Scotland’s food and drinks markets.

As a growing business, we have opportunities for employment across a wide range of skill-sets, including Admin, Farm Trading, Logistics and Grain Trading.

View our range of current opportunities here.

Owen Southwood

General Manager Scotgrain Agriculture

Owen studied Agricultural business Management at Wye College and the University of London before he began his career at Dengie Crops in Essex. He also has experience working with Allied Grain, Grampian Country Food Group, Dewing Grain and Frederic Smart and Sons before taking the role as General Manager with Scotgrain.

Using his experience of technical analysis and fundamental trading techniques Owen runs the grain trading for Scotgrain as well as overseeing the business across Scotland.  Owen lives in Angus with his wife and two daughters where they run a smallholding where he and his wife keep pigs and dairy goats whose milk is used for cheese making.    

keith headridge

Commercial Director and Fertiliser Manager Scotgrain Agriculture

Keith commenced his Agricultural career as an agronomist in 1983 gaining BASIS and FACTS accreditation advising farmers on crop production and grain marketing in which he continues today alongside the development of the Scotgrain business as part of the senior management team.

Don Peters

Seed Manager Scotgrain Agriculture

Don graduated from the Scottish Agricultural College/Napier University, Edinburgh in 1996 after studying Rural Resource Management.  He joined the Scotgrain office at Forfar in 1998, dealing with logistics before taking over responsibility for the company’s seed business in 2002, including the contracting and trading of winter and spring cereal seed crops, developing markets, and the procurement of oilseed rape seed, grass and other small seeds.  Don coordinates our Early Evaluation Programme for developing new varieties, working closely with plant breeders to bring the best of the best to market.

neil millar

Agronomy Manager Scotgrain Agriculture

Neil is a farmer’s son from Angus, with a lifelong involvement in agriculture. He graduated from Edinburgh University with an Honours degree in Agriculture before starting to work for a chemical spraying company covering Kincardineshire and Fife.

Over the years Neil’s experience has been utilised advising on crops as varied as Daffodils, Fruits, Vegetables, Potatoes as well as all the combinable crops. He joined Scotgrain in November 2017 and enjoys the challenges of grain trading as well as continuing fieldwalking for customers.

Scotgrain farm traders

In addition to providing grain marketing opportunities for growers, Scotgrain also provide a wide range of services to support the needs of the grower, including a full Agronomy service and a consultation and supply arrangement of seed and fertiliser needs specific to each crop.

With access to the whole market we are able to offer clear and impartial advice on the best solution to the needs of each crop.

As we are often also the grain trader for growers, we always have a vested interest in ensuring the quality of the final crop.

Work with Scotgrain

We’re always on the lookout for enthusiastic individuals who want to play a part in helping support Scotland’s growers – view a list of current job opportunities here.

Contact Us

General enquries can be directed through our head office, located at the Maltings in Arbroath.

To find your local farm trader, please use the link here.

Office Hours: Mon/Fri 9am – 5pm

Tel: 01241 870431