Verified FBN Member (OH)
Agronomy

Has anyone found a good use for the large bulk seed bags. I hate to trash them.

Verified FBN Member (MT)

We keep some around to clean out our air drill. The archery range has a few that are packed full of other bags to catch arrows.

Verified FBN Member (TX)

Cotton gin buys them they rebag them sell seed for feed out of them.

Verified FBN Member (KS)

I cut the stitching at the seams and used them to line panels to make a wind break.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

I’ve seen people cut the tops out and store things like fire wood or waterfowl decoys in them

Verified FBN Member (NE)

If you have a spot to play baseball or softball on the farm with the kids they make a useful backstop behind home plate if strung between some tee posts

Verified FBN Member (ND)

Hopper bin on top of grain cleaner

Verified FBN Member (SD)

They work great in emergency flood situations. Use them as a make shift dumpster for the wife so only have to haul trash to dump one a month.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

I used to have camouflage bags I sold soybeans in. Farmers used them for duck blinds after. No reason you can't fill with hay, spray camouflage paint and use as a blind with the added benefit of a wind break.

Verified FBN Member (MT)

There has to be a Pinterest category for totes, shuttles, super sacks, and seed bins.

Verified FBN Member (ND)

Not until you start it

Verified FBN Member (IA)

A lot of people donate them to our county fair board. They use them for trash containers during the fair

Verified FBN Member (MO)

Gives me a good idea for used netwrap and used plastic wrap off of big round haybales.thanks

Verified FBN Member (TX)

Offer them to the local feed mill, or anyone who sales bulk feed. They might even buy them.

Verified FBN Member (SK, CAN)

I have bought feed from a feed mill and they won’t even refill the bags for me. Have to buy new ones from them

Verified FBN Member (IN)

We use them for fixing river and large ditch levees in emergencies. They have been in high demand the last few years around me.

Verified FBN Member (TX)

Use to cover our Homestead water well during the winter. Doesn't get as cold down here down south but it works good.

Verified FBN Member (NE)

Holds a lot of aluminum cans till ready for sale

Verified FBN Member (FL)

I use them at harvest to bag and store Ear Corn in..

I also bag and store Peanuts in them and if I didn't own a grain bagger to store Shelled corn and wheat and If I had a big enough barn to store more.. I would use them for shelled corn and wheat.. I save all my peanut seed super sacks that I use to plant my peanuts and get as many used ones as I can find.. then I order used peanut super sacks for around $5.25 a piece used and I think they run around $8 to $9 a bag new.. I just spent over $ 2k on them for Ear Corn storage this year

Verified FBN Member (OH)

I've cut them then used them to pick cows or calves up if they go down on us.

Verified FBN Member (IL)

I cut the top and bottom out and cut the side of 40 unit bean bags to end up with a 4’x12’ piece. I used around 100 of these to put down before rock when expanding my driveway. Took a lot of time, but ended up with a very sturdy base.

Verified FBN Member (OH)

They make a great cover for pool heaters and pumps or covers for bin motors and augers

Verified FBN Member (IN)

Real nice to lay down to work under equipment

Verified FBN Member (MI)

Had a steer go down and slid a bag under them with the loops on each side then put the pallet forks through the loops and used the loader to stand them up.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

Should go without saying, but if they've had seed treatment in them, make sure they are not used for anything a person might be exposed to directly, animal feed, etc.

Verified FBN Member (OH)

We use ours to stop erosion put down in wash outs cover bad tile connections, put sand or stone in them for big sand bags

Verified FBN Member (KS)

If they don’t have treatment in them talk to your local feed dealer. Sometimes they can use them for bulk feed.

Verified FBN Member (IA)

Set them by my sliding miter saw to throw the drop offs in. Best part was the bags are like lighter fluid when you haul the thing to the burn pile. Not the best idea though if seed was treated.

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