Crimping grain

silverfox

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Location
Shropshire
I would be interested in finding local customers who wanted crimped grain. It would help with storage space and spread my workload.
Nearly did a deal for some barley this year but the chap found some a bit closer.
 
Location
Ceredigion
Phone your local machinery ring , we had no trouble selling ours could have shifted triple the amount , good man to shift it is a crimping contractor as he has loads of contacts who use it,
 

Poorbuthappy

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
Tried to quote headless chicken, but got some random post:confused:

Anyway, there is someone local who agbags if you were interested guth, though it'll up your costs somewhat compared to using your own. Less waste with the agbag I've found however, so not all loss. Pm me if interested.
Alternatively, can you put a concrete pad down next to a wall? ?r I've even used dung boarding to create a pit.
But I would think a 'mole heap' would be viable if done well.
Keeping Roland at bay is main priority, as suggested above, though I've found lime to be of limited help
 

rob1

Member
Location
wiltshire
does anyone use wheat for crimping or mainly barley, going to do mine next year to sell and would like to do wheat as well
 

rob1

Member
Location
wiltshire
People tell me rats dont like the acid treated stuff so much, certainly didnt when we used to propcorn ours for the cows, what is the cost difference?
 

Poorbuthappy

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Devon
People tell me rats dont like the acid treated stuff so much, certainly didnt when we used to propcorn ours for the cows, what is the cost difference?
I used acid when I started crimping (about 12 years ago) and found the rats liked it, plus it went off quicker around the holes resulting in more spoilage compared to the bugs I subsequently used.
 

Walterp

Member
Location
Pembrokeshire
Kelvin Cave is the company to speak to.
They have a website.
Appeared today at a Farming Connect presentation in Crickhowell.

Crimping? All the advantages that FT says (yep, rats don't like lime, because it gets in their eyes when they rub 'em with their little paws) and the host farmer showed us his clamp, filled it about a metre high, the fact that he then covered it with maize (great idea) and then used a green sheet and (for the rooks) a black webbing.

Drawbacks? Without a covering of maize or wholecrop I got the impression that lack of compaction/aeration (and rats) could be a problem.

Advantages? Better feed value than hard grain, without the acidosis problems.

Origins? Sweden.
 

st piran

Member
Location
cornwall
Acidosis can still be issue with crimped grain, that's for sure! I guess it was the kelvin cave rep that told you that? Think they've lost a lot of ground to home n dry and maxamon treated grain in recent years!
 
Location
Devon
Acidosis can still be issue with crimped grain, that's for sure! I guess it was the kelvin cave rep that told you that? Think they've lost a lot of ground to home n dry and maxamon treated grain in recent years!
I get the odd bull/steer with Acidosis but have never lost one ( yet ) key is to drench them with 4 litres of cooking oil and then walk them around the handling pen for an hour or so!!

So what is this home n dry and maxamon treated grain and how do you store it??

Another damn prob iv got is that iv just discovered weevils :mad: in my grain store so until I use all last years grain and spray the shed etc I cant really put this years grain in it(n)
 

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