Posted 2/11/2019 09:59 (#7313148) Subject: Grain Piles vs Test weight
For 5 plus years now we have a hoop shed that get filled during the end of harvest and its the first think that gets cleaned out. Every year, the hoop has lower test weight that the rest of the grain bins. this year the field that finished off the hoop also had 10 loads spotted. (we wait till the end of harvest to ensure lower moisture/dry corn and air temp for storage) All 10 loads had a test weight of 60-61. come December, the hoop started to get hauled out. All loads are between 58-59 lbs and ~16% peak moisture. If it gets hauled out of a grain bin, its 60-61 lbs. The hoop does not have and air flow, thus the reason its cleaned out first and the floor is concrete. I know its not hybrid because its also a over run storage for other fields. if it was hybrid, the range would be wider and peaks in the 60-61 but every load is consistent.
Any ideas why the hoop always has lighter test weight.