# how many

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by outsideman1, May 22, 2005.

1. ### outsideman1Well-Known Member

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can someone tell me about how many pounds of corn it takes to make a bushel . i have been paying 9.00 for a 100 pound bag just wondering about talkin to some farmers to see if they would like to sell any this year and i know they get paid by the bushel

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I am pretty sure it's 55 pounds. May be 60?

3. ### Donovan KWell-Known Member

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can someone tell me about how many pounds of corn it takes to make a bushel?

56 pounds.

Here is a link to a good conversion table for a lot of different things, very handy link to hang onto.

http://www.pickyourown.org/info.htm

Donovan

4. ### ramblerWell-Known MemberSupporter

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Technically a bushel is a volume measurement, and anywhere from 45-62 lbs of shell corn would make a bushel depending on quality. Typically my corn tests out at 53-58 lbs per bu. Above or below that would be really good or really poor corn.

In the real world, a bushel is assumed to be 56 lbs of corn & it is sold as such.

If this is ear corn, they assume 70 lbs of ear corn equals one bushel of corn.

--->Paul