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Apr 6, 2020 | 11:09 1 So I grew some Andrew last year. I usually shoot for local pig barn market, as they are usually quite good in many ways. Had been buying soft white for many, many years.

Well, now they removed it from their grain buying list and I need another outlet. Theoretical bids for SWSW are pretty decent, but I can’t find an actual buyer who will take it, the prices listed are as I said, theoretical.

Elevators want red for feed, not white.

Another stupid colossal mistake I made to try something for me that was a new thing.

Ethanol plants have issues.

Why didn’t I grow CPS, or hard red?!!!

Anyone have ideas?

I’m an idiot. Reply With Quote
Apr 6, 2020 | 11:15 2
Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
So I grew some Andrew last year. I usually shoot for local pig barn market, as they are usually quite good in many ways. Had been buying soft white for many, many years.

Well, now they removed it from their grain buying list and I need another outlet. Theoretical bids for SWSW are pretty decent, but I can’t find an actual buyer who will take it, the prices listed are as I said, theoretical.

Elevators want red for feed, not white.

Another stupid colossal mistake I made to try something for me that was a new thing.

Ethanol plants have issues.

Why didn’t I grow CPS, or hard red?!!!

Anyone have ideas?

I’m an idiot.
ADM in Lloydminster ?
Or NWT in Unity maybe Reply With Quote
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  • Apr 6, 2020 | 11:26 3 Try a different barn. They might not have enough of it to buy,so they don’t buy any. I’ve seen that with faba beans. They will buy in the fall and after that unless you have lots they won’t touch it. Reply With Quote
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  • Apr 6, 2020 | 11:31 4
    Quote Originally Posted by TASFarms View Post
    Try a different barn. They might not have enough of it to buy,so they don’t buy any. I’ve seen that with faba beans. They will buy in the fall and after that unless you have lots they won’t touch it.
    The excuse I got is that it bungs up their mills. Took them a decade to figure it out. Lol Reply With Quote
    Apr 6, 2020 | 12:17 5 A local grower told me that he sells most of his for malt. For a good premium over feed. I didn't know that was a thing before. I believe it was Rahr malting east of Red Deer Reply With Quote
    Apr 6, 2020 | 13:56 6 Husky in Lloydminster? Reply With Quote
    ajl
    Apr 6, 2020 | 14:02 7 Sold SW for malt to Biggar at one time. Elevators here like Graincorp Vegreville and Providence Grain send bids for it on text. Last offer was a picked up new crop Oct bid for 6.18 on Mar 23. Right now the soft wheat market is hot because SRW wheat is leading the price charts in the US thanks to a couple of poor production years in the east. I would likely try brokers and maybe elevators to the south where they have connections in the US. Reply With Quote
    Apr 6, 2020 | 15:53 8
    Quote Originally Posted by Sheepwheat View Post
    The excuse I got is that it bungs up their mills. Took them a decade to figure it out. Lol
    Bullshit... when they dont need grain its every excuse under the sun not to receive it. When there hungry they will take and make every kernal work. I Work at terra grain in operations on the ethonal side. we have hammer mills that can mill 45 tons an/hr of soft white. Worked in unity at North west bio energy on the ethonal side and they had disc mills that have zero issues with milling soft white. Have operated roller mills aswell and they have no issues, dont know of many more types of mills??

    As for markets if you can get grow a #1 soft it's almost a buck over the feed soft white and used in local distilleries for mash, but your treating that crop like hrsw to get grade. Feed goes to feedlots, and ethonal plants, brokers are your friend when growing soft white unless your close to etoh plants imo Reply With Quote
    Apr 6, 2020 | 17:27 9
    Quote Originally Posted by flea beetle View Post
    Husky in Lloydminster?
    Ya, not ADM 👍 Reply With Quote
    Apr 6, 2020 | 18:02 10
    Quote Originally Posted by helmach View Post
    Bullshit... when they dont need grain its every excuse under the sun not to receive it. When there hungry they will take and make every kernal work. I Work at terra grain in operations on the ethonal side. we have hammer mills that can mill 45 tons an/hr of soft white. Worked in unity at North west bio energy on the ethonal side and they had disc mills that have zero issues with milling soft white. Have operated roller mills aswell and they have no issues, dont know of many more types of mills??

    As for markets if you can get grow a #1 soft it's almost a buck over the feed soft white and used in local distilleries for mash, but your treating that crop like hrsw to get grade. Feed goes to feedlots, and ethonal plants, brokers are your friend when growing soft white unless your close to etoh plants imo
    What's the outlook for the Canadian plants now? Reply With Quote
    Apr 6, 2020 | 18:13 11
    Quote Originally Posted by shtferbrains View Post
    What's the outlook for the Canadian plants now?

    Business as usual... zero slowdown and max output out of tgf right now at over 400k liters a day and no slowdown in site. Canada needs all the ethonal it can produce to meet the mandate, and will most likely still import millions of liters from the usa. We dont produce near enough liters domestically Reply With Quote
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  • Apr 6, 2020 | 18:48 12 What’s the Fuz like? If low Vomi we have sold to Grain Millers and it went down to Iowa. Has to be 13.5 moisture for them to make tart shells or pie crusts Reply With Quote