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SHRINK FACTOR CALCULATOR

Calculate total shrink and bushels of grain remaining after drying and handling for any moisture level, handling loss and type of grain.



Instructions:

  1. Enter the number of bushels of wet grain, the initial and final moisture content (% wb), and the handling shrink in percent (example: 1/2% as 0.5).
  2. The total shrink (in percent and lost weight in bushels) is calculated along with the number of bushels of dry grain.
  3. Click Reset before entering new values.






Wet

Grain

bu

Initial

Moisture Content 

% wb 

Final Moisture Content 

% wb 

Handling Shrink

%

Total Shrink

Dry

Grain

bu

%

bu







Excel Version
by
Dr. Sam G. McNeill
UK Extension Agricultural Engineer
UK Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department
Web Version
by
Teri C. Dowdy, GISP
Adjunct Instructor / GIS Specialist / Webmaster
UK Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department