The way to improved profit goes through grain testing

Make your business better with grain testing that enables insights into key parameters, no matter the type of grain or origin.

grain industry

Grain is a valuable and vulnerable raw material. Challenging growth and harvest conditions contribute to making grain handling even more uncertain than ever as drought and rain can mean marked fluctuations in grain quality. But weather patterns and finite sources of raw materials are just some of the critical factors we need to consider in our quest to feed the growing global population. Grain handling is an industry facing its own set of challenges with vulnerable supply chains, volatile prices and tight profit margins in the mix.

The essence of these universal challenges is that correct payment, optimised segregation and stable supply chains are key in grain handling and are prerequisites for a profitable grain handling business. The answer is grain testing with analytical solutions.

Detailed insight into your grain at intake and out-loading can form the basis for informed decisions on payment, segregation and safety margins in deliveries. Grain testing can help you give detailed feedback to suppliers on the quality of the grain delivered and make sure you do not pay more than you should. You will also be able to move the grain faster through the supply chain as you do not need to waste time on slow and time-consuming manual test methods. And grain testing will enable you to deliver grain closer to customer specifications with tighter safety margins for e.g. protein levels. All of this means satisfied customers and higher profits for you. In short, insight into your grain can make your business better.

How grain testing can make a profitable difference for your business


Profit opportunities await you from the moment you receive the grain from the farmers until the stored grains are delivered to your customers.


Three key benefits with grain testing:


Fair payment: Pay the right price for the quality received based on your grain testing

Segregation and quality: Optimise grain segregation and blending to deliver the right quality to your customers
Improved food safety: Maintain grain quality during storage and avoid contamination with damaged grain

Opportunities for a better business irrespective
of the grain type


Grain samples


Grains, oilseeds and pulses – they can all be tested quickly, easily and accurately for correct payment and optimal segregation with respect to critical quality parameters such as protein and moisture. And for deliveries that are of consistent quality and as close to spec as possible for satisfied customers and maximum profit for you.

Most grains, oilseeds and pulses can be analysed directly without any sample preparation for more efficient intake operations, and our analytical solutions offer accurate results every time whatever the weather during growth or harvest or origin of the grain thanks to analytical models based on the global and market-leading ANN database. This database consists of grain data spanning multiple regions, weather conditions and decades. The end result is analytical models that offer accurate grain testing regardless of your grain properties. In short, we have seen it all before.

Some of the main commodities that can be measured quickly and accurately at receival:

Grains: Wheat, durum, barley, maize, oats, rye, triticale, sorghum/milo, rice
Oilseeds: Soybean, rapeseed/canola, sunflower, mustard seed, cottonseed, peanuts
Pulses: Lentils, fava beans, chickpeas, green peas, lupins

Rapid and reliable grain testing supports effective decision-making

Loverix grain handlers explain why the Infratecâ„¢ NOVA is a cornerstone of their grain handling operations during the busy harvest season. With a turnaround time of 5 minutes per grain delivery, from receival and weighing to sampling and analysis, fast, reliable grain analysis is key.

Improve food safety with mycotoxin screening


A consequence of unstable weather conditions is that grains can become more susceptible to mycotoxins, and regulations to control mycotoxins are becoming increasingly strict to combat this challenge. Insight into your grain can also help you play your part in improving food safety by reducing the risks of mycotoxins through optimised segregation and drying conditions.

MycoFoss™ represents a breakthrough in the critical job of testing for harmful mycotoxins because it is the world’s first ever fully-automated solution for rapid tests of grain. Mycotoxin contamination in grain has always been a risk to food safety and animal production. Managing the risk is only becoming more important as extreme weather events and humid conditions under harvest, transport and storage allow mycotoxins to thrive.

Do you want to learn more about how analytical solutions can make your grain business better?

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