Grain store upgrade

Vader

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Mixed Farmer
We got a grain store with lateral air ducts.
Lot are getting ready to scrap now.
Floor moved a bit and a couple of cracks.
Air tunnel and fan still 100%

So...
Was thinking on floor drying.
Will it just sit on the old floor ok?
Can you buy the bits to to DIY ?

Anyone know rough price per m2?
 
Yep us too, many years ago. Had to invest in pedestals though, do you use them?


Thanks for letting us know. Got it last year so we're still getting used to it.

I hope we won't need to because we don't really grow enough - we currently have plenty of sheds available to keep the pile low We'll only do about 400 tonnes a year.
 

czechmate

Member
Mixed Farmer
Thanks for letting us know. Got it last year so we're still getting used to it.

I hope we won't need to because we don't really grow enough - we currently have plenty of sheds available to keep the pile low We'll only do about 400 tonnes a year.

Depends on when you intend to move it too I suppose.
We got the pedestals after we had a disaster (bugs) build up the following May
 

Vader

Member
Mixed Farmer
farm was I part time deal within the family at the time and it was quite a lot of beetles, when notices😕

here, drying is not the thing but it’s all about cooling, have pedestals contrôles by a differential switch - saves me picking out the odd cooler moments👍
I was looking at the floor drying as much go cool as dry.
Got a couple of 120t drying bins but augers in slow down unloading.
Shed for upgrade holds 300t thats all, but thought quick dump turnabout and can be blown to cool if dry, or slow dry/stabilise if damp until got time to dry it.

Think speed of harvest getting more important as seem to get smaller cutting windows.
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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