# How to measure bushels of grain.

To find the number of bushels of grain or shelled corn in a bin or box:

Multiply length by width by depth in feet and divide by 1.25 or multiply by 8 and leave off the last right-hand digit. Example: 100 cubic feed divided by 1.25 = 80 bushels. 100 cu. ft. x .8 = 80 bushels.

To find the number of bushels of ear corn in a crib:

Multiply length by width by average depth in feet to determine the cubic feet in the crib. Divide the cubic feet by 2.25 to 2.5, depending on the size and shape of ears. If 2.5 is to be used, the same result can be obtained by multiplying by 4 and leaving off the last figure to the right. The result will give you the number of bushels in the crib. For example: 100 cubic feet divided by 2.5 equals 40 bushels. 100 cubic feet times 4 equals 400; drop the last 0; the result is 40 bushels.

To find the number of tons of hay in a mow:

Multiply the length by the width by the height (all in feet) and divide by 400 to 500, depending on kind of hay and how long it has been in the mow.

To find the number of tons of hay in a stack:

Multiply the overthrow (the distance from the ground on one side over the top of the stack to the ground on the other side) by length by width (in feet), multiply by 3, divide by 10, then divide by 400 to 500.

This will differ somewhat, depending if the hay is settled or loose.

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