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Oats : drying and storing

  • 21-03-2022 4:19pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭

    Hi, anyone on here drying and storing their own oats? Was wondering best way to do both, and how to dry if cant get them dry enough off the combine?


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,096 ✭✭✭✭wrangler

    I used to use a fan and ducts to aerate the grain years ago, first bin was just a weldmesh circle lined with polythene.

    What height are you storing, how many ton

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,776 ✭✭✭paddysdream

    Propcorn etc .S K rolls it and treats barley and wheat at the same time .Would assume oats should ve similar

    .Keeps very well stored in a loose shed .Seen stuff done in August and still grand following June. No issue with rats when treated.Not sure on highest moisture feasible but imagine 20% should be OK.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,245 ✭✭✭Cran

    Probably about 10 ton not a huge amount of oats. Plan on crimping propcorn some other grain but was thinking if could just get oats dry enough store it whole

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,186 ✭✭✭✭Base price

    From memory oats would want to be no more than 15% moisture coming off the combine in order to store it yourself in a shed and at that you would want to move it about with a loader for a week or so until it settles. Is is possible that if the percentage is higher when you are cutting it that the contractor could dry it for you at "x" cost per ton?