Dull Homestead, Inc. produces, processes and packages an average of 1000 acres of seed corn each year. The packaging process involves running the corn through a gravity system, which filters out the cull corn. This cull corn is then bagged and sold for corn-burning stoves. There are 4 sizes of cull corn:
• Small flats are the smallest seed size available. There are slightly more cracked kernels and fine splits, and more dust. However, they are generally cob and shank-free. Small flats have the highest seed count per pound. If the auger on your stove has a tendency to stall, this is your best option.
• Large flats have less dust, limited cracked kernels, few fines and are typically more popular. As a consequence of the larger screen size, you may find more shanks but still few cobs.
• Small rounds have some dust and fines, but not as many cracked kernels as the flats. Small rounds have the least amount of cobs and shanks. They are generally believed to flow better through the system because of their round shape.
• Large rounds generally have the least amount of dust, cracked kernels and fines, but also have the most cobs and shanks. They flow similar to, if not better than, the small flats.
The seed corn is dried down to 12% moisture, resulting in a higher BTU, but also a slightly faster burn time. All bags weigh 56 pounds (equal to one bushel) unless otherwise stated on the bag. Each bag costs $6.00 plus tax. DHI runs several varieties of hybrid seed throughout the season, and each variety may vary in performance. Please call Caleb or Mike for availability before picking up your corn, or if you have any questions about the products.