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Why grain storage is important

Grain storage is an essential part of the during and post-harvest process that helps to preserve the quality of grains and protects them from pests, moisture, and other potential contaminants whilst improving harvesting efficiencies.

In this article, we explore the benefits of effective grain storage and the different options available to you. Whether you're a seasoned farmer or new to the industry, read on for everything you need to know about how to properly store your grains.

Grain sheds versus grain silos: What's the difference?

It’s an age-old question and something that we get asked time and time again – what’s the difference between a grain shed and a grain silo? Could one be more beneficial than the other? While they both store large amounts of grain, a grain shed functions quite differently from a grain silo so it’s important to understand the differences and benefits, of each storage solution.

What's the best grain storage option?

There are now various options available to keep grain secure – from bags and silos to grain sheds. When deciding which storage option will work best for you there can be a number of different factors that will determine which storage solution you go with. Certain storage options have particular benefits so it’s important that you weigh these up so that you have a grain storage solution that’s right for you, and will work well no matter the season.

Harvest season can be an extremely busy time of year for many farmers with long months of hard work managing crops finally paying off! It’s important that freshly harvested grain is stored correctly so that it doesn’t go to waste so it’s worth reassessing your storage options every now and again to ensure you’re using the best method for your farm.