Know your GRADE
Empowering farmers to maximize their canola profitability.
The grade and dockage your canola receives directly affects your bottom line.
Understanding the process for cleaning and assessing dockage in canola, and the factors impacting grading, will help you follow along at the elevator and have confidence in the outcome.
5 Tips to Get the Most Value for your Canola
1. KNOW WHAT YOU’VE GOT
Knowledge of your canola quality helps with negotiation, gives confidence when asking for a second opinion, and provides confidence in the outcome.
2. A REPRESENTATIVE DELIVERY SAMPLE IS KEY
The sample is the basis for grading your canola, so make sure that it is taken accurately.
3. UNDERSTAND TESTING AND GRADING FACTORS
The official grain grading system underpins the sale of grain, and the Official Grain Grading Guide outlines the necessary processes and applicable grading factors.
4. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHAT IS DOCKAGE
Making sure dockage assessment is done properly is important for everyone in the canola value chain.
5. BE AWARE OF YOUR RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Various producer rights exist that provide protection for farmers.