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Bin Map

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Short: Bin Map

July 19, 2011:

This simple cardboard sign is a map of the bins inside the elevator. The operator uses this to keep track of where the different types of grain are stored, to avoid mixing two or more different types of grain in a single bin.

Mixing grains in a bin can be a costly mistake.  Mixed grains can only be sold for the price of the lowest-value grain in the mix, regardless of the relative quantities of each.  For example, if the operator puts one hundred bushels of oats, priced at $25 a bushel, on top of a bin nearly full of two thousand bushels of wheat that woulod normally sell for $60 a bushel, he winds up with 2100 bushels of mixed grain saleable at only $25 per bushel.

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