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  Document BAE-1011 Bunker Silo Sizing and Management

By Ray Huhnke. This fact sheet provides management tips for properly locating, constructing, and managing a bunker silo to obtain the maximum benefit in both feed quality and quantity. Reviewed July 2016.

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  Document BAE-1012 Pesticide and Fertilizer Facility Operations Checklist

This fact sheet includes a checklist to help you assess the environmental integrity and functional operation of an existing or planned pesticide or fertilizer facility. Reviewed April 2014.

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  Document BAE-1101 Aeration and Cooling of Stored Grain

By Carol Jones and James Hardin. This fact sheet discusses design and operation of aeration systems for grain stored in structures.

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  Document BAE-1102 Aeration Systems for Flat-Bottom Round Bins

This fact sheet covers the design or selection of aeration system components for flat-bottom, round grain bins. Reviewed April 2014.

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  Document BAE-1103 Aeration System Design for Cone-Bottom Round Bins

By Carol Jones and Geetika Dilawari. This fact sheet presents information for the design or selection of aeration system components for cone-bottom round grain bins. Reviewed April 2014.

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  Document BAE-1109 Storage and Use of Low Test Weight and Sprouted Wheat

This current report discusses storage of low test weight and sprouted wheat to prevent further damage, as well as alternate uses such as livestock rations and seedstock. Revised February 2014.

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  Document BAE-1110 Storing Oklahoma Winter Canola

By Carol Jones. This fact sheet discusses optimum storage conditions for winter canola to prevent spoilage. Revised July 2016.

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  Document BAE-1111 Design of Closed-loop Fumigation Systems for Grain Storage Structures

By Carol Jones, James Hardin, and Edmond Bonjour. This fact sheet discusses fumigation systems for grain storage structures. Reviewed April 2014.

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  Document BAE-1112 Preparing Grain Bins and Flat Storages Prior to Harvest or Incoming Product Storage

By Carol Jones and Edmond Bonjour. Protecting grain in storage is a key management process to maintain the quality of grain and result in the best economic gain and the safest working environment. This fact sheet discusses the process to take before grain is stored to ensure a quality product, which increases profit.

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  Document BAE-1114 Types of Aeration Systems: Which Type is Right for You?

By Carol Jones. Knowing the options for aeration system designs will help you make wise decisions when building a new bin or retrofitting existing bins for aeration. With proper design and management practices, aeration systems can help maintain the quality of your grain.

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  Document BAE-1219 Corral and Working Facilities for Beef Cattle

By Ray Huhnke. This fact sheet includes plans for building corrals and working facilities. Reviewed July 2016.

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  Document BAE-1290 Grain Handling Automation and Controls

By Carol Jones. Grain handling and storage has undergone changes due to great advancements in automation and computer technology during the past three or four decades. This fact sheet discusses these changes and how to use them to make grain facilities more productive, safer and more profitable. Revised September 2016.

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  Document BAE-1713 Stack Pattern Effects on Wind Forces in Open Buildings

The purpose of this fact sheet is to explain how storm damage to open hay buildings can be minimized simply by how hay is stacked in them. Reviewed January 2013.

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  Document BAE-1737 Preventing Grain Dust Explosions

This fact sheet describes the elements needed for an explosion, where they occur, safeguards, and guidelines to minimize explosions. Reviewed November 2014.

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  Document BAE-1738 Cattle Handling Safety in Working Facilities

This fact sheet discusses the best ways to handle cattle to prevent injuries to the workers. Reviewed July 2016.

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  Document CR-1726 Grain Bin Entrapment: What if it Happens to You

By Carol Jones. This fact sheet describes an entrapment that actually happened, lessons learned, and how to prevent entrapments on the farm. Revised August 2016.

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  Document FAPC-104 Planning the Engineering Design of a Food Processing Facility

By Tim Bowser. Engineering and desinging a food processing facility takes a lot of planning. This fact sheet lists the different elements important when designing a food processing plant. Reviewed July 2017.

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  Document FAPC-151 Compressed Air Systems – Waste Reduction

By Tim Bowser. The purpose of this fact sheet is to help identify and reduce waste in compressed air systems used in food manufacturing facilities. Reviewed October 2016.

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  Document FAPC-156 Gas Oven Optimization--Waste Reduction

By Tim Bowser. The purpose of this fact sheet is to help identify and reduce waste from gas-powered ovens. Reviewed October 2016.

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  Document FAPC-165 Consistent Lethality Treatment for Small-Scale Jerky Dehydrators

By Tim Bowser and Jacob Nelson. Dehydration of meat products is an important process that can be extremely profitable for meat processors of any size. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide guidelines for ensuring a robust lethality process for small-scale jerky dehydrators. Reviewed October 2016.

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