Any way to save flooded feed barley store?

D C

Member
Location
Endmoor cumbria
my barley was stood in a foot of water all last night, the heap is about 5ft high. Will this cause the whole lot to heat up and spoil or will the top be ok?
Thanks
 

spin cycle

Member
Location
north norfolk
jesus you poor sod:(....firstly are you insured? if so perhaps just run with it?....has the water gone?.....can you scoop off the top with a loader and put somewhere else?
 

phil

Member
Location
Wexford
I have had grain get wet, you might be surprised how much actually got wet, it won't be a foot deep of wet barley

Careful work with a teleporter, divide it out.

All top will be dry
 

D C

Member
Location
Endmoor cumbria
jesus you poor sod:(....firstly are you insured? if so perhaps just run with it?....has the water gone?.....can you scoop off the top with a loader and put somewhere else?
Not sure on insurance, I'll find out tomorrow. The water has gone now. Can't really get to it with loader. 4 ton of 35% proven next to it as well:cry:
 

Surgery

Member
Location
Oxford
It would be considerably easier to get out the dry now than waiting until the bottom starts going of , I fumigate corn to sub the farm and have seen it a few times where it's been left , it then gets bugs and starts to mould on top and as you only have it 5 ft deep it will be drawing moisture through it slowly . As above get the top layer of dry out of there ASAP and get the wet out as it will get worse and it might not be as bad once you get into it
 

D C

Member
Location
Endmoor cumbria
Yeah I think I'm just going to save what's dry and not feed the rest as the sewage from the village above will have come our way and I don't want to risk feeding and it causing problems.
 

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