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Effective 1 August 2012
Each Load Stands Alone - No Averaging
 
 

Moisture: Moisture affects ability of hammermill to efficiently break up corn prior to processing, reducing efficiency. No shrink or drying charges will be taken. 15% moisture--no discount with maximum of 17% moisture. MME is not a drying facility, therefore corn over 16% will be accepted or rejected at buyer’s sole discretion. Discount will be $0.01 each tenth of one point over 15% (10 cents per full point of moisture).

Test Weight: Test Weight reflects volume of starch needed to produce an equivalent amount of ethanol. Lower TW requires more corn to produce equivalent amount of ethanol. 54# test weight no discount.

  • Discount will be $0.01 under 54# TW to 52# TW
  • Discount will be $0.04 under 52# TW to 50# TW
  • Discount will be $0.08 under 50# TW to 48# TW
  • Test Weight of less than 48# is subject to rejection

Total Damage: Damage reflects structural changes inside kernel reducing amount of Fermentable starch available. 5.0% damage no discount

  • Discount will be $0.02 each 1% over 5% to 7%
  • Discount will be $0.04 each 1% over 7% to 10%
  • Damage over 10% is subject to rejection

Heat Damage: Heat Damage reflects structural change inside kernel reducing starch and discoloring DDGS byproduct. Heat damaged kernels have no ethanol value. 0.2% heat damage no discount

  • Discount will be $0.01 each 1/10 of 1% over 0.2% to 1.0%
  • Heat damage over 1% is subject to rejection

BCFM: 3.0% BCFM no discount

  • Discount will be $0.04 each 1% over 3% to 5%
  • Discount will be $0.06 each 1% over 5% to 7%
  • BCFM over 7% is subject to rejection

Musty: Subject to rejection. If accepted $0.05 per bushel discount

Sour: Subject to rejection. If accepted $0.10 per bushel discount

Insects/Weevils: Subject to rejection. If accepted $0.05 per bushel discount

Heating: From corn going out of condition or from not cooling corn from the dryer. Subject to rejection. If accepted, $0.10 per bushel discount.

COFO: Commercially Objectionable Foreign Odor. Odor indicates the presence of potential chemical or foreign micro-organism in the corn that might affect process. This includes fumigated corn. (No pellets or residue.) Subject to rejection. If accepted, $0.10 per bushel discount.

Toxins: Aflatoxin (Max 5PPB) and other toxins in corn will be subject to rejection.

Specialty: High oil, waxy, etc. might be rejected in the starch content is too low.

Treated Seed: Will be rejected. If treated seed is not found in the sample but found during unloading, the liability cost incurred in contaminating our plant will revert to the owner of the grain, the loader of the grain, and the shipper of the grain.

Other: Rodent or bird contamination, stones, glass or other commercially undesirable foreign matter will be subject to rejection.

ALL THE ABOVE DISCOUNTS ARE PER BUSHEL AND ACCUMULATED FOR EACH LEVEL OF DISCOUNT IN EACH CATEGORY. See the example below:

Grade Discount per Bushel
16.2% moisture .12/bushel
51.4# test weight .06/bushel
8.2% damage .12/bushel
.5% heat damage .03/bushel
5.2% BCFM  .14/bushel
Musty 
(accepted by MME Grain)
.05/bushel
Insects/Weevils 
(accepted by MME Grain)
.05/bushel
  .57/bushel total discounts

Corn must meet all FDA and USDA fumigation requirements.

Official grades can be requested at the time of unload at the producers expense.

The above discount schedule is subject to change.