Even though grain is in high demand, producers should still be taking samples of each load so they have a representative sample for each bin, says provincial crop market analyst Neil Blue.
“The goal is to have a sample that has the same characteristics as the large volume of product it represents,” said Blue. “Producers will then have a sample that can be used to shop around with various potential buyers.”
Farmers should also take advantage of the Canadian Grain Commission Harvest Sample Program (which can be found at grainscanada.gc.ca) to get an unofficial grade and over valuable information, he said.
“Producers can submit samples of newly harvest crop prior to Nov. 30 and obtain base grade information for their marketing at no charge.