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What to do with moldy grain?

 
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I was gifted a wagon full of wheat screenings from being cleaned from a certified organic farmer. It was stored in the wagon since early winter and the top that it had on it leaked in one spot which let about 7 or so bushels to get wet then moldy.

I managed to get all the other grain out which will be wonderful chicken feed, but I was left with a pile of the moldy grain which I ended up spreading out on a poor section of the property which used to be a driveway for farm equipment. Is there some other great use for something like this?
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I like to throw any moldy grain into the charcoal maker.

I do that with a lot of things, actually.
 
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Marc, is the grain viable? Has any of it sprouted? I'd probably spread it out somewhere where I wouldn't mind growing wheat. At the very least it will feed the soil.
 
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I'm sure some of it is while some of it definitely Is not. That's basically what I did was spread it out in a poor spot that if it sprouts all the better. I do rotate a horse over that area so he would eat it if it does start growing.
 
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Seems it can be dangerous material to humans and stock
stock and mouldy grain
 
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I would probably spread it out and let it sprout if it was so inclined.

I know some pellet stoves are designed to handle grain/corn as alternate fuels, but even after drying I wouldn't enjoy handling moldy grain. At least not in the house.
 
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