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Grain in 55 gallon barrels? How many make a ton?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by tallgrass, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. tallgrass

    tallgrass In the Brooder

    Jan 6, 2012
    Sound like a reasonable question.

    How many barrels per ton for:

    Corn (whole)

    etc etc

    Thanks for looking.
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    would depend on the density of the grain...

    how many 50# bags fit into a 55gal drum?

    a 50# bag is 1/40th of a ton.

    so if you had... lets say 50# bags of flour and 40 fit into the 55 gal drum, then one ton will fit.... if 20 bags, 1/2 a ton or 1000# will fit.

    Hope this helps

    Oh my feed store is good about those kind of estimates, so call your feed store... also can you haul several tons at a time?

    http://fieldcrop.msu.edu/uploads/documents/Silo weights and measures.pdf

    above is a helpful link as long as you can do math fairly well.
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012
  3. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Crowing

    Mar 31, 2008
    Grifton NC
    I'd say at least 8
    I know a 30 gallon trash can will hold 150 lbs, so I'd allow 250 per barrel.

    Exact weight would vary with types and sizes of grain, and moisture contents

    If you fill them COMPLETELY full, you may get 300 lbs per barrel according to this formula:

    1 Cubic ft Corn = 45 lbs
    1 50 gallon barrel = 6.68 Cu Ft

    45 X 6.68 = 300.6
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2012

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