Cereal grains, basic ingredients of human nutrition, are the raw materials for many sectors in the food (eg milling, baking, pasta, baby food, etc) and animal feed industries (poultry, livestock and other sectors). Global cereal production is approaching 2,500 million tonnes annually. The cereals’ high nutritional value is based on their high content of carbohydrates, ranging from 60% -70%. SOYA MILLS distributes significant amounts of wheat, corn, barley and oats.
The Company procures and trades wheat, corn, barley, and oats from Greece, as well as other countries of the European Union and those of the Black Sea. Since the 1950s, SOYA MILLS has been originating cerals through a network of silos. Its modern facilities, its highly trained staff, along with its laboratory equipment provide the best conditions for storing grains.
Soya Mills offers the following products in this category:
These products are available in bulk as well as in bags of 50 kilograms and are distributed by trucks, trains and ships.
Cultivated area-wise, wheat is the most common crop, worldwide. The high nutritional value of wheat products is unquestionably important, as they offer 20% of the energy needed to preserve humans alive. Wheat grows globally and is the main source of carbohydrates and proteins in food. Nowadays, world production exceeds 700 million tonnes, while international trade amounts to over 130 million tonnes.
SOYA MILLS supplies the local and international markets with both milling and animal feed wheat, (resulting in edible flour and animal feed, respectively) through a network of silos. This network allows farmers to store cerals in excellent conditions for long periods. It is worth stressing that the Company is an important player in the durum wheat market, which is produced in surplus in Greece, therefore being exported to other European Union countries.
Due to its ability to grow in diverse climates, maize grows at a large scale worldwide and deservedly ranks as the most important cereal crop, volume-wise. The United States lead the maize production, reaching approximately 40% of the world’s total, followed by China, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, India, France and Argentina. The majority of global corn production is intended for animal feed. However, a significant portion is used for human consumption (eg corn flakes, baby food, corn flour, etc.), the starch industry, chemical materials, as well as renewable fuels (bioethanol). Corn production globally reaches 1 billion tonnes.
Barley is one of the most important cereals. It is used as animal feed, as an ingredient for brewing beer (malting barley), and in the production of various foods. Russia, Ukraine, France, Germany, Australia and Canada are among the leading producers of barley. Nowadays, more than 150 million tonnes are produced worldwide.