Piling corn on the ground for a couple months for grain storage thoughts?
I farm in Central Iowa and this fall I was thinking at piling corn on the ground for grain storage until prices rise a little. I was planning on just piling it on the grass. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do? Should we put a tarp on the ground so moister doesn't get onto the corn and also put a tarp on top?
It's fine as long as you keep the cone shape. If you start hauling it you have to haul all of it. water runs off and you get some growth a...More
If you don’t tarp it you have to keep deer and coons off it. If it loses it’s cone shape it does not shed water well. I make hay so I put a ...More
We have put corn in an old concrete bunker silo a few times on concrete and covered with plastic until Jan and it worked well to get improve...More
Build bins /buildings /rent storage /use bags /never pile grain unless it is below freezing and only temporary I mean 30days or less. Sell i...More
For extra bushels use a deferred futures price contract. From FBN
Set basis now or when you deliver pick what corn contract month May July...More
Not a good idea. Sell it and buy the paper. Think of all of the times you've seen rotten piles at commercial elevators. And they have the us...More
You could use a bagger maybe rent one if the basis is good sell it and buy it back on the board
We used to put plastic on the ground first and then put perforated tile the length of the pile. After making the pile we would hook a fan to...More
Only pile on dry or frozen ground- or create a limestone base. Forget the plastic- it sucks to clean up on. Depending on the size of your pi...More
Sell the corn in town and by the paper
If only we’d have sold all grain the end of June and sold the paper.
I’d mow the grass as short as possible, then we put plastic down for an easier clean up. I’d prefer the temperature fairly cool and we’ve on...More