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STORED GRAIN MANAGEMENT VITAL TO RETAINING QUALITY & PROFIT

NGF Optimal Grain Quality Workshop, January 31, 2012

Grain prices have taken a big hit in the past month, resulting with many producers and elevators holding grain in storage longer and waiting for the markets to rebound.  Given the high commodity prices, it's important for grain handling facilities to preserve the crop's quality through effectively managing stored grain.  This is especially true for cost and quality conscience ethanol producers and food processors.

Midwest cash prices at grain elevators around October 20 averaged in the mid $6 per bushel for corn and around $12 per bushel for soybeans.  A typical grain bin holding 50,000 bushels of corn can have a total value of around $320,000, and $600,000 for soybeans.  Amplify that by several hundred thousand bushels capacity and you'll get the point, grain management and quality control is everything!  Discounts for mediocre quality corn of even a few cents can add up quickly, and a discount of 5 cents per bushel at the ethanol or processing plants are not uncommon.

So plan to attend the Nebraska Grain and Feed Association’s (NGF) OPTIMAL GRAIN QUALITY WORKSHOP on January 31, 2012, at The NGF Office Basement Conference Room, 1233 Lincoln Mall, Lincoln, NE.  The workshop will feature Dr. Charles R. Hurburgh, Jr., Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Professor in Charge, Iowa Grain Quality Initiative. Topics will include proper handling and storage of incoming grain, grain conditioning, including aeration and other grain systems needed to provide the optimal quality of grain needed in today's marketplace, including for the production of ethanol.  Your farm customers are encouraged to attend!

 

 

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Nebraska Grain and Feed Association
4600 Valley Road, Suite 416
Lincoln, NE 68510-4844
Phone: 402-476-6174
Fax: 402-476-3401