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New online tool to calculate volume and test weight for Canadian grains

The Canadian Grain Commission has released a new online tool to help producers quickly and accurately determine the volume and test weight of their grain.

The test weight calculators for Canadian grains, which are available for free on the Canadian Grain Commission’s website, will make it easier for producers to calculate the test weight of their grain in 3 commonly used units of measurement:

  • kilogram per hectolitre (kg/hL)
  • pounds per Avery bushel (lb/bu-A)  
  • pounds per Winchester bushel (lb/bu-W)

The tool also includes calculators to help producers convert tonnes to bushels and determine the volume of grain in bins, piles, and containers.

With this information, producers will be better equipped to make business decisions for their farms. For example, accurate volume estimates are critical for producers, especially when reporting for crop insurance. The tool will also help producers determine Winchester bushel weights when they are delivering against a U.S. contract. Test weights are also important when calculating how many trips can be made hauling grain to elevators and storage facilities.

Source : canada

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