Handling and Storage of Maize, Grain Sorghum, Sun Flower and Soya Beans.
A silo (from the Greek σιρός – siros, “pit for holding grain”) is a structure for storing bulk materials. Silos are used in agriculture to store grain.
Grain must be kept away from moisture to preserve it in good condition and prevent mold growth. Newly harvested grain brought into a granary tends to contain excess moisture, which encourages mold growth leading to fermentation and heating, both of which are undesirable and affect quality. Fermentation generally spoils grain. It’s circulated through external grain drying equipment before we store grain in our silo.
Products and services include:
- Competitive silo rates
- Grading by qualified personnel
- Guaranteed mass, quality and grades
- Insect-free grain
- Safe storage of grain over long periods
- Determining of mass by means of calibrated mass meters
- Issuing of grain certificates
- Administrative functions such as stock confirmations and contract administration
- Bagging, cleaning and drying of grain
- Third party silo management
- Risk management
- Collateral management
- Separate storage for niche markets
- Effective Protocol to store non GMO grain separately
- All silos and bunkers are registered as Food Safety facilities
- Silos are Safex registered
Grain management services are provided for the following grain types: maize, wheat, sunflower, soya beans and sorghum.
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Relevant Contact Persons:
Frans Groenewald (Silo Manager)