Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Some Resources for Grain Storage Bags

Sam McNeill, PE and Extension Agricultural Engineer, University of Kentucky

With the expected high yields, low prices, weak basis and clogged traffic at elevators, many producers are looking for temporary storage options. Grain storage bags or "silage bags" are one possible options. Below is a list of resources on grain storage bags. It is not intended to include all available resources, but contains information from a mix in public and private sectors to provide a balanced view. Field studies on these systems are not available for all locations but has been conducted in Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas, as noted. Numerous other items of interest were found by searching for “grain storage bags”, including popular press articles and You tube videos, but these were not included to keep the list manageable. Exclusion of companies who manufacturer, service and/or market similar handling equipment or systems was not intended.

Expect to see more information about temporary grain storage systems in the near future. 

University Resources

1. Mississippi State University

2. North Dakota State University

3. University of Kentucky

4. University of Tennessee

Grain bagging companies

1. Delta Grain Bag, Inc.
Contact: Bill, Rick or Robert Harrell
102 Northview
P.O. Box 164
Monette, AR 72447
Phone: 870-926-6238
Results of 2 month storage study in TX (2007):
Delta Farm Press article (Jan. 11, 2008) on study in Arkansas:

2. Grain Bag Storage Systems
Hood & Company, Inc.
4805 E. FR 144
Springfield, MO 65809
Phone: 417-865-2100

3. Koyker Manufacturing
200 No. Cleveland
P.O. Box 409
Lennox, SD 57039
Phone: 800-456-1107

4. Loftness
650 South Main St.
PO Box 337
Hector, MN 55342
Phone: 800-828-7624

5. Richiger
Show-Me Shortline Co.
20160 North Highway 124
Centralia, MO 65240
Phone: 573-682-5514

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