Grain Buyer

Manage grain elevators.

What does a Grain Buyer do?

Manages grain elevator: Examines samples to determine extent of dirt, burrs, hulls, seeds, and other dockage. Extracts samples and forwards them to local grain exchange for analysis and certification of moisture and protein content. Reviews analysis to ascertain amount of moisture and protein present in sample. Calculates market value and bargains with sellers to obtain grain at favorable price. Buys grain or issues storage certificates. Computes shipping cost to determine most economical way of transporting grain. Reviews and approves grain settlements to ensure that payments are made according to weight, moisture, and protein content. Keeps daily records on kinds and grades of grain received, prices paid, amount purchased, and amount in storage. Directs workers engaged in unloading, loading, storing, and mixing of grain for shipment and milling.