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How often should grain be moved in storage?

To store grain efficiently, you need to carry out several processes before the grain gets to the warehouse, such as drying, cleaning from impurities, disinfection, and cooling.

Bulk storage is the most common type for storing grain products. It is used to store almost all types of crops such as wheat, corn, barley, etc. Since this storage method provides easy and quick access to the grain, it also makes it possible to overload the grain inside the storage, as well as to conduct effective pest control.

The MAXIGRAIN terminal features 14 floor storage depots with a total capacity of 60,000 tons. In addition, there are vertical metal silos with a capacity of 6 thousand tons. Operational silos can store 1 thousand tons of agricultural products, and they are technologically connected with the unit of grain cleaning and drying, with a capacity of 500 tons per day.

Before the grain enters the storage facility, we need to clean it and determine its grade. In the laboratory, experts check the content of gluten, moisture, protein, fall number, grain impurity, temperature, etc.

For instance, if we consider wheat, with its record yield of 32.9 million tons in Ukraine this year, it is also divided by vitreousness, ranging from less than 20% to more than 60%.

For long-term storage of grain with humidity up to 14%, it is sufficient to relocate the grain 2-3 times to avoid caking. Over 15% humidity is risky for long-term storage. Moreover, it is important to keep track of the ambient temperature when depositing the grain since such an environment is favorable for microbiological pests. As a result, if the grain is not dried thoroughly, you can worsen the quality or lose the crop. We suggest avoiding storing wet grain and using drying services to store grain without loss of quality safely.

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