Post-Harvest Grain Quality Tip #3: Temperature, CO2, Odor Could Indicate Need For Quick Sale

What are some conditions that signal the need to move stored grain to market immediately?

Temperature, CO2 levels, and odor are the indicators that should trigger a reaction on your part.

If you cannot get a grain quality problem under control with aeration or selectively transferring a limited portion of the grain into another bin, the scope of the problem is bound to increase.

If you identify a problem that you can’t get under control, the number of bushels deteriorating is only going to increase.

Time to bite the bullet – work with your marketing personnel with a goal of establishing a sale where the volume will be large enough you can blend off the problem and not get hurt too bad.

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Reprinted from Grain Journal July/August 2020 Issue

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