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    When a days fencing was nearly his last !

    Someone ploughed/subsoiled through a gas main near us ten years ago, you could smell the gas a mile away. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-19499730 No idea how deep he was working, but it wasn't anywhere near 48". Now there are a couple of fenced off squares on the length...
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    500t grain store, current cost

    Is it possible to gently elaborate on that?
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    Combinables Price Tracker

    That's bad news for the region. I wonder what will become of the site.
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    500t grain store, current cost

    Unfortunately the store itself will have absolutely no influence on how the pools perform, but will tend to share the blame when pools don't do well.
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    New, simple grain store ideas

    That all sounds horrifically expensive.
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    500t grain store, current cost

    Investing in any grain storage is a long term commitment, I'm sure nobody builds a shed, split into bays with drying facilities, expecting to not be growing grain 3 years later. If the market for light industrial/office space is so hot, why would anyone build grain storage on the farm...
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    500t grain store, current cost

    Over £300 per tonne just for drying and storage on land you already own? That's staggeringly expensive.
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    No wonder sheds are cheaper in the US

    This is our neighbour's new shed, roof went on last week. Full handrail all round and a net before anything started at height. All the lads have harnesses, hard hats & high viz (as you would expect on a construction site).
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    New, simple grain store ideas

    This shed next door to our site came available about 5 years ago and had been used for potatoes during the 90's. A survey found traces of CIPC residue so we couldn't do anything with it, which was a real shame because everything else with it in terms of eaves, doorways, floor. access etc was...
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    500t grain store, current cost

    As a vague comparison, our new storage is selling for £120/t before full tax relief.
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    Grain pads - alternatives to concrete?

    Even if the wheat is bagged bone-dry the absence of any ventilation would be perfect conditions for mycotoxins. There would be no way to cool the grain for long-term safe storage. Crimping grain (usually barley) for feed is a different ball game though.
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    Grain pads - alternatives to concrete?

    We never have done, because we manage the intake speed to match our drier throughput (250tph @5% FW). I've seen other stores do it where their intake is wetter and/or have less drying capacity, or where intake haulage runs into the evenings.
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    Today at work

    I think much of it is going to be offices and workshop, rather than a big open-plan floor.
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    Grain pads - alternatives to concrete?

    We are surrounded by old runways, where the straw fire was. Some of the old (mid 1930s?) concrete has been pulled up and stacked in piles, it came up in slabs and is a foot thick in places.
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    Today at work

    Their new shed is coming on nicely, roof starting next week.
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    Today at work

    Today we have a "crane job", lifting down a section of ducting on one of the intake elevators that needs re-patching before harvest. Even the hardox steel wears through after 300,000 tonnes of flow. The crane was next door this morning, helping with their new shed.
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    Today at work

    Today we've been wiring up a new short conveyor which will give us more flexibility of handling routes during intake (y)
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    Shortage of good staff

    We've had a look at this and came to the conclusion that the site would just be too noisy and busy for people to sleep in a caravan (day or night). Our location is great for what we do, but there is very poor public transport access and next to nothing within walking distance for someone living...
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    Shortage of good staff

    If someone claims they have a telehandler certificate or a PA12 or a degree from Durham we would always ask for the original to take a copy from before a contract was finalised. We have just made contact with LIAT (Lincoln Uni) as they do a Food Science & Supply Chain course and we are looking...
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    Shortage of good staff

    The store operates 24/7 once harvest intake starts, with two shifts, both working 7 till 7. In reality the lab workers finish between 5 & 7pm because drivers are running out of hours. All lab staff get Sundays off because there is no intake, Saturday intake hours are limited by the availability...
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