Moisture claims

Case290

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Mixed Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
We’re off first moisture claim. What are the normal charges they got a 15.3 moisture -£2 per ton . Is that the going rate.
Load of old tosh as normal, don't know why I bother sending my moisture meter of to be calibrated. At least they sent the deduction 3 days after the lorry was loaded. Sorry, 4 days after.
 

Case290

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
Yes tested below 15 when it left .Just checked the store again to be 100% did the usual 10 samples and got an average of 14.2. So be a grumpy farmer phone call tomorrow. I knew it was dry. Me thinks they take the pee Got another load tomorrow so see what they say when that gets there.
 

Case290

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
I just did the re test. I’m not interested in driving down to re testing there little 1kg sample. Could do tho 👍
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silverfox

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Location
Shropshire
I’ve had the same this year. Think I got £3 off from the lovely Lloyd’s of Wrexham for 15.3.
both my testers said 15 or below. Merchant didn’t fight my corner .
 

Case290

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Worcestershire
Yes I do.. but
Y would I want to test what they have as a sample. Maybe best and I did offer it for them to come and sample at the grain store. Where we both know it’s the actual stuff in question There some slippery eels to deal with. Obviously got nowhere...
 

Jo28

Member
Location
East Yorks
Yes I do.. but
Y would I want to test what they have as a sample. Maybe best and I did offer it for them to come and sample at the grain store. Where we both know it’s the actual stuff in question There some slippery eels to deal with. Obviously got nowhere...
we've done quite a few retests where we have been confident and have come out the right side every time.
 
Second year running my (calibrated) meter has differed wildly from merchants. This year I dried it down to 13- 13.5% to be sure. Meter on the hired grain drier gave the same reading as my own meter. Sample sent to merchant came back as 14.7 % :eek: Still within allowance, but a bit too close for comfort.
I also wonder why I bother getting my meter calibrated......
 
We should all check our meters with a Known sample every time we use them
all the properly run commercial labs do

one calibration on last years grain will be inherently inaccurate

it does help to be close (1 mile ) to a well run lab
but taking a sample from the heap leave it in a sealed container For 24 hours split it in 2 keep one then send the other to your merchant to test then use the sample is not rocket science
would you calibrate your drill with an inaccurate weigher
 

Goffer

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
Yorkshire
Maybe not in line with the question but thought this maybe of interest.

Delivered 29.980 ton of wheat @16% . £3 deduction so instead of £152 -£149 = roughly £4467.00 less few levies etc.
Now if it was 14.5% with weight loss for drying that same lorry load would of been 29.464 ton @ £152 = £4478.00 so actually £11 on the whole load . Cant dry it at that ,can anyone
 
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Sent my moisture meter away to be done guess they didn’t do it properly. Charged me and sent it back . Huu ???? Joke joke
Would it be out of order to ask the mill to see there moisture meter calibration certificate.

where i deliver grain they checks their meters every day against a known sample their machine measures 10 subsamples per sample
which gives an average reading and any out liers if the sample is variable
if they say it is 15 it is 15 they do oven check samples if needed
they run a ring check system for over 200 other places

i use a bag of checked grain for my calibration

over the years i have found the bigest variation is grain that is fresh harvested and has not settled for a week

the next biggest variation is from heaps that are not filled and emptied evenly
 

An Gof

Member
Location
Cornwall
where i deliver grain they checks their meters every day against a known sample their machine measures 10 subsamples per sample
which gives an average reading and any out liers if the sample is variable
if they say it is 15 it is 15 they do oven check samples if needed
they run a ring check system for over 200 other places

i use a bag of checked grain for my calibration

over the years i have found the bigest variation is grain that is fresh harvested and has not settled for a week

the next biggest variation is from heaps that are not filled and emptied evenly

The good old Infratec ........
Sometimes even it can be wrong, especially at the start of a season before the calibrations have settled. 😉
 

Flat 10

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
Fen Edge
Maybe not in line with the question but thought this maybe of interest.

Delivered 29.980 ton of wheat @16% . £3 deduction so instead of £152 -£149 = roughly £4467.00 less few levies etc.
Now if it was 14.5% with weight loss for drying that same lorry load would of been 29.464 ton @ £152 = £4478.00 so actually £11 on the whole load . Cant dry it at that ,can anyone
If I knew I could send ww to a home like that I would send it all there. I’m sure I’ve had15.8% ww be as much as -£8
 

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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