I get my whole corn from Wallmart, they sell it as stock feed. Pretty cheap. I then store it in 5gal pails with lids after charging with CO2.Ok guys here is my first post. Deer corn is pretty cheap does anyone know if it stores well and is safe for human consuption?
Its not bad after grinding, can't really taste any difference between it and cornmeal. Not a lot of grain elevators around here, feed stores about same price. Also can be used as intended, as stock feed for chickens and cow.Bob, what do you do to make it palatable? Also, if you buy any mount of it, try a feed store or a grain elevator-may be cheaper.
All of the Deer Corn that I have seen for sale at Walmart and Tractor Supply ALL have a certification on the back to have less than 20ppb of aflatoxin. I've been researching it myself to save money on our storage supplies. The only differences between for/not for human consumption (pure) grains (not mixed feeds) are the amount of "cleaning" that is done to the seeds before they are bagged, the type of equipment that they are processed with, and the variety of seed (sweet corn as opposed to field corn). If you are using the corn to grind up for corn meal and use as a baking ingredient, I doubt you'd ever even notice a difference in it. You will notice if you are rehydrating the grain and boiling it to eat that it is not as sweet, but it is just as healthful.It'd be a lot safer buying feed corn for livestock from the feedstore, and using that for your corn supplies. More chance of aflotoxin's in deer corn... if deer die eating it, who's going to know and complain? Most deer eating corn are harvested soon anyway. If farm animals die of aflotoxin poisoning, the owner of the animals is going to be raising a stink.
The cost difference is negligible... and the risk of poisoning not worth it... go with feed store corn.
I use dry ice instead:I put 200 lbs in my freezer for a month then stored it in mylar bags with oxygen absorbers.
Dry Ice is how I generate my CO2, Disposing of the leftover(dry ice) can be quite entertaining also! Have had the Sheriff called on occasion while doing it.
???? I have never had any leftover dry ice that needed "disposing". I have always used all of it and wished I had more!!Dry Ice is how I generate my CO2, Disposing of the leftover(dry ice) can be quite entertaining also! Have had the Sheriff called on occasion while doing it.