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Nov 29, 2023 at 09:24 AM CST
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Can someone help me a easy way to convert to be paid by bushel to pounds thanks

Replied on Wed, Nov 29, 2023 at 09:36 AM CST

Corn is based on 56 lbs per bushel and soy beans are based on 60 lbs per bushel. Beyond that, someone else will have to chime in.

Replied on Wed, Nov 29, 2023 at 09:41 AM CST
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Here's a website that might help out you just select the commodity and can tell you weight

Combyne Bushel to LBS

Replied on Wed, Nov 29, 2023 at 04:12 PM CST

Thanks for reply

Replied on Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 06:59 AM CST
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Lets say you haul 50,000lbs of corn. Corn weighs 56#’s per bushel: 50,000 divided by 56 = 896.82 bushel. Lets say it pays $.50 per bushel .50 X 896.82 = $448.41 Say it goes 100 miles 448.41 divided by 100 = $4.48 per mile
Replied on Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 08:13 AM CST

One thing to keep in mind as well is that some customers will pay based on the test weight. In that situation I have always seen the bushel count written on the BOL. I see this with wheat from time to time. You have 51,000 pounds loaded for 850 standard bushels, but the test weight comes out to 60.5 lbs/bu to actually pay on 842.98 bushel.

One other discrepancy you may be seeing is between the shipper's weight and receiver's. If your customer expects to be billed on the receiver's count vs the shipper's you may have a few dollar difference as well.

Replied on Thu, Nov 30, 2023 at 04:01 PM CST
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They answered it pretty well below. Keep in mind feed is generally paid on origin weights and generally grain is paid on destination. There are always exceptions so its better to ask up front.