1.Flexi-Grain Storage uses polyethylene triple layered bags for grain containment. These bags offer unparalleled protection from weather and the elements. The white outer layer, formulated to resist UV radiation, reflects the sun’s heat back into the atmosphere to keep contents cool, while the inner black layers effectively keep the interior dark by blocking out sunlight. The airtight and water resistant bags are, in and by themselves, true grain storehouses
2.Flexi-Grain Storage means you keep your grain protected within a modified atmosphere that is poor in oxygen and rich in carbon dioxide. This anaerobic environment virtually eliminates insects and moulds without the use of chemical substances, and this means an insecticide and fungicide free product, less labor and important savings in money. Most mycotoxins and yeasts, including aflatoxins, cannot prosper in this atmosphere that is hostile to pathogens.
3.Flexi-Grain Storage ensures that conservation of the product extends in time. When the bag is filled with packed-up grain, most of the air within is expelled. Grain’s respiratory processes quickly use up the residual oxygen and produce carbon dioxide as a byproduct, thus considerably slowing down the natural metabolic processes that take place within the grain kernel and prolonging product conservation.
4.Flexi-Grain Storage gives you all the capacity you will ever need whether you have to store 30,000 or 1,000,000 or more bushels of corn, wheat, barley, soybeans, rice, canola, sunflower and many other crops.
5.Flexi-Grain Storage puts you in business at a fraction of the cost of a grain plant. If you already own a grain plant, the system will let you expand your operation by adding as much as needed to your present storage capacity.
6. Flexi-Grain Storage is an easily mastered technique that does not require specialized skills.
7. Flexi-Grain Storage is a functional and useful instrument if you manage a commercial grain elevator or own a grain dryer and wish to conserve the grain in optimal condition for longer than average periods of time. It will allow you to extract the grain from the bags, dry it without haste, and store it inside bags once again. This versatility is only one of the reasons why the Flexi-Grain Storage technique has become popular with users that range from small farmers to commercial grain facilities to multinational grain trading conglomerates.
8. Flexi-Grain Storage allows you to classify different varieties or grades of grain in an easy and convenient way. Every bag can be tagged to show data that is relevant. A bag can be marked to show the dividing line between stored grain and the next grain batch, so that they can be differentiated even within the same bag. Crop variety, grain quality and cleanliness, paddock harvested, date of harvest, moisture content are examples of data that can be assigned to each bag and can help you make the best decisions when marketing your grain. If for example you are selling only part of your produce, it makes sense to sell initially the grain with the higher moisture content and retain the grain that is drier and will keep longer.
9.Flexi-Grain Storage allows you to concentrate on what you do best: harvesting a valuable crop and making sure it´s securely stored. Forget about complicated grain handling logistics and hasty selling decisions taken under the pressure of the moment, as this can cost you a bundle of money further down the road. Once your grain is safely stored, you can analyze options leisurely and only then choose the best course of action.
10.Flexi-Grain Storage means that your grain is stored on-farm, and keeping a hard-earned harvest in your own premises means taking direct control of your grain inventory, with no third party intervention and no storage, loading or unloading fees to pay
11.Flexi-Grain Storage helps you limit costly and time-consuming trips to commercial grain facilities. Avoid expensive short freight runs from field to silo plants. Instead, set aside a tract of land on your property, prepare it adequately, and when harvest time arrives go to the no-fuss solution, unloading in a jiffy from grain cart or truck into bags.
12.Flexi-Grain Storage gives you the extra space you need when a bumper crop comes in and commercial storage space is either unavailable or scarce and expensive.
13.Flexi-Grain Storage allows you to bag your crop with no delay, as soon as you haul it in from the field. With the R950 bagger's loading rate of approximately 12,000 bushels an hour and the R1050 bagger's loading rate of approximately 25,000 bushels per hour, the crop is put away inside the bag as fast as grain cart or truck can deliver it.
14.Flexi-Grain Storage furthermore allows you to easily and efficiently discharge the grain from the bags and load it on trucks with the EA910 unloaders unloading rate of 12,000 bushels an hour. Not only do these work rates exceed the capabilities of the largest pneumatic grain conveyors; these unloaders can accomplish the task starting with a 60 HP tractor and a single operator manning the whole operation. Add to this performance an inexpensive maintenance schedule far simpler than that required by a vacuum machine, and you have an unbeatable combination. This translates to huge savings in operating expenses.
15.Flexi-Grain Storage lets you bag your grain even if moisture levels slightly exceed base moisture level regarded as safe for storing grain in bins. It is generally considered that 2 or 3 percentage points over standard moisture levels are acceptable for grain that is to be bagged. It has also been shown that very high moisture percentages that will not permit grain to be kept in bins at all, can in fact be stored in bags for short periods of time. Besides humidity, in storage there is an interaction of other factors such as ambient temperature. Therefore it is important to systematically monitor a bag’s contents, especially when moisture and/or temperature indicators are high, in order to take preemptive action (i.e., extracting the grain from the bag or providing shade to lower the temperature inside the bag) if any signal of incipient deterioration is detected. In any event, when grain is stored at high moisture levels it should be dried as soon as possible after withdrawal from the bag because once aerobic conditions have been reestablished, dormant microorganisms can become active.
16.Flexi-Grain Storage is economical. A bag with a 9 ft. (2.7 meter) diameter and a length of 200 ft. (60 meters) is able to hold from 200 to 220 tons of grain depending on the crop. A 200 ft. bag with a 10 ft. (3 meter) diameter can hold from 250 to 270 tons. And longer lengths will hold proportionately more. The cost of the plastic bags can be roughly estimated to run from five to seven cents (US$ 0.05 to 0.07) per bushel of corn, or from US$ 2 to US$ 2.75 per ton of grain.
17.Flexi-Grain Storage makes you forget about seasonal rushes and extra costs. Harvest season causes a peak demand of services. Road freight, bulk grain services, grain drying and processing; all of these can be harder to come by and costlier at this time of the year. Of course some of these services will be required at some time in future: the grain will have to be transported and it will probably require drying, but this can be planned and done with enough time, when demand has subsided and costs have come down.
18.Flexi-Grain Storage is a proven system that has grown steadily every year since its introduction. In Argentina, one of the important grain producing countries of the world, with a climate range and agricultural techniques that are similar to those in countries such as the U.S.A., Canada and Australia, the system has been widely tested for years and has gained widespread acceptance. The use of grain bags there has increased steadily every year since their introduction, and in the 2009/2010 campaign roughly half of the country’s harvest of 95 million tons of grain is being stored in bags.
19.Flexi-Grain Storage as an added bonus is a suitable technique for storing all kinds of pelleted materials such as cattle feed and fertilizers in grain bags.
20.Flexi-Grain Storage is ultimately a financial instrument that gives you more effective control of your grain resources. Being able to stock your grain on-farm for the time required will maximize your profits as you sell your crop when market prices are at their highest. (flexigrainstorage.com)