Bulk grain bags, also known as Silo Bags, can be a handy harvest storage option if used properly. A planned approach with careful management is essential. KEY POINTS Grain bags are best suited for short-term, high-volume grains to assist with harvest logistics. Site planning and preparation is the first and most important step for successful […]
The fundamental approach to grain storage safety is the same as for all other farming activities. The aim is to have a safe workplace for everyone on the farm, including workers, contractors, families, visitors and the owner/managers. KEY POINTS Safety is a three-step process — identify hazards, assess risk and address the hazard. Safe grain […]
Storing pulses successfully requires a balance between ideal harvest and storage conditions. Harvesting at 14 per cent moisture content captures grain quality and reduces mechanical damage to the seed but requires careful management to avoid deterioration during storage. KEY POINTS Pulses stored above 12 per cent moisture content require aeration cooling to maintain quality. Meticulous […]
The decision to buy a silo for on farm grain storage can be daunting given it’s a major investment, and one you will live with for some time.
A Grains Industry Guide Overview and introduction Grain storage systems come in a range of shapes and sizes to meet farm requirements and careful planning is needed to optimise an on-farm grain storage facility investment. According to the option selected, on-farm grain storage systems can provide a short-term or long-term storage facility. Depending on the […]