Grain storage facilities
Planning for efficiency and quality
A Grains Industry Guide
Grain storage systems come in a range
of shapes and sizes to meet farm
requirements and careful planning is
needed to optimise an on-farm grain
storage facility investment.
According to the option selected,
on-farm grain storage systems can provide
a short-term or long-term storage facility.
Depending on the goal of on-farm storage,
whether it be access to improved markets
or simply to maximise harvest efficiency,
there are a number of options available.
Harvest is the ideal time to plan future
grain storage system requirements, as it
can help identify issues and opportunities
for future harvest operations that may
otherwise be forgotten once next year’s
crop cycle gets underway.
This booklet includes:
- Overview and introduction
Benefits and pitfalls of various storage types:
Grain storage bags
Sheds and bunkers
Facility and site considerations
Case study examples of storage layouts
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Ben White, Kondinin Group
Catriona Nicholls, Hot Tin Roof Communications
GRDC Stored Grain Project