Grain store electrical fit out

Advice please

100' x 50' grain store to put up - internal divisions by movable concrete panels, 16' high side walls, 2 roller shutter doors - pto powered drier outside at one end but probably look to convert to electric next couple of years. Recommendations/opinions for electrical fit out please - lights (type, size number), electrical sockets for grain spears, cooling fans etc. What have you got in yours - what would you advise to do/not to do if you were building afresh? 3 phase in adjacent shed.

Thanks
 

B R C

Member
Arable Farmer
At the distribution board at front I would have a double single phase and single 3 phase sockets, you can use these for anything then, moisture meter, tools, vacuum etc. Probably have four sockets for pedestals each side one in the middle of each bay except the front bay.
I think 2 rows of 3 hi bay led lights would do.
That should do but put in a board with loads of spare ways to future proof.
Just about to do mine, have faffed about without any electric in it for long enough!
 

eagleye

Member
Location
co down
I wont use clear plastic sheets for roof "lights", safety and risk of shattering in storms etc.
We have high bay leds in the centre of 60' wide shed one every other bay for basic lighting.
ring main of 13amp double sockets about 7 in all for pedestals, as BRC says above distribution board with 3phase and single phase. Only just built so cant comment if we have it right, few extra sockets never go amiss especially near door if you need to work at a large machine. We have 3phase welder which would work there if need be and roller door is 3 phase for speed and durability.
 

simon-0116

Member
Location
Sheffield
Advice please

100' x 50' grain store to put up - internal divisions by movable concrete panels, 16' high side walls, 2 roller shutter doors - pto powered drier outside at one end but probably look to convert to electric next couple of years. Recommendations/opinions for electrical fit out please - lights (type, size number), electrical sockets for grain spears, cooling fans etc. What have you got in yours - what would you advise to do/not to do if you were building afresh? 3 phase in adjacent shed.

Thanks
Board at front
2 x 13a doubles
1 x 5 pin rcd 16a
Led high bay lights 100w min
All to regs and agricultural spec
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Rejuvenating swards: Which option is best?

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Written by Brian McDonnell

Maintaining grass quality during mid-season grazing is important. Farmers can maintain quality by entering ideal grazing covers of 1,300 – 1,500kg DM/ha, and grazing down to a residual of 4cm every rotation.

If you are now in a situation where cows are not cleaning out paddocks as well as they should be, leading to the development of steamy grass within the sward, here are some options.

Common options for rejuvenating swards include:

  1. Take a silage cut, probably into bales, remove the material and start again with the aftermath...
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