Buffalo Lake Elevator Repairs Update

Oct 21, 2022


October 21, 2022

Buffalo Lake is back in operation!! We are now able to receive wet and dry corn. Dryers and conveyors are all operational!
Corn;

  • We will be taking soybeans and wet corn at the silos location
  • We will continue to take dry corn to the East House until that is filled up with corn.
  • We are able to use both dumps for receiving corn and soybeans at the silos.
Soybeans;
  • We shipped out a shuttle train of soybeans this past Sunday, so we now have space available for beans.
  • We will be taking beans at the silos location.

 

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October 18, 2022

Update on Buffalo Lake repairs.

As of this morning, the Contractors are telling us that we should be able to start receiving grain at the silos by mid-day tomorrow. Fingers crossed! That means we will be able to receive wet corn at Buffalo Lake silos.
Corn;

  • We will be taking soybeans and wet corn at the silos location
  • We will continue to take dry corn to the East House until that is filled up with corn.
  • We are able to use both dumps for receiving corn and soybeans at the silos.
Soybeans;
  • We shipped out a shuttle train of soybeans this past Sunday, so we now have space available for beans.
  • We will be taking beans at the silos location.

 
There are still a lot of construction crew members on site so remember to be aware of your surroundings and slow down when driving through the facility.
 
Please call with any questions or concerns.
 
Allen Baysinger, Operations Manager - 320-833-3000, cell 320-583-2502
Carly Johnson, Grain Division Manger - 507-794-3031, cell 507-276-7764
 
 
Thank you for your business and patience as we work through these repairs.

 

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October 13, 2022

Update on Buffalo Lake repairs.

Contractors are working hard to get the Silos location operational. Wind and weather has slowed progress a few days from what we were thinking last week. It is now looking more like the middle of next week before we are able to take wetter corn. Hopefully they get some calmer days ahead.  There are still a lot of construction crew members on site so remember to be aware of your surroundings and slow down when driving through the facility.
Soybeans;

  • We are currently full of soybeans at the silos.
  • All beans will need to go to the East house.
  • We are also taking beans to Hector or Fairfax.
  • We are expecting a bean shuttle early next week in Buffalo Lake. That will give us plenty of space for the bean crop yet to be delivered.
Corn;
  • We will be taking corn up to 18% moisture at Buffalo Lake.
  • We will be taking wet corn, over 18% moisture, at the Hector or Fairfax locations until the dryer conveyors are completed.
  • The price differential between Hector and Buffalo Lake will be removed until repairs are completed.
  • We will update you as to when we will be able to receive wet corn, over 18%, in Buffalo Lake.
  • We are now estimating the operational date for receiving wet corn in Buffalo Lake to be around October 20th. I will keep you updated.

 
Please call with any questions or concerns.
 
Allen Baysinger, Operations Manager - 320-833-3000, cell 320-583-2502
Carly Johnson, Grain Division Manger - 507-794-3031, cell 507-276-7764
 
 
Thank you for your business and patience as we work through these repairs.

 

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October 5, 2022

Update on Buffalo Lake repairs.

Contractors are working hard to get the Silos location operational. The plan as of today is to have the equipment in place so that we will be able to receive corn, wet and dry, at the Silos location by October 15th. They are also confident that we will be able to operate the dryers by that date. There are still a lot of construction crew members on site so remember to be aware of your surroundings and slow down when driving through the facility.
Soybeans;

  • We are currently full of soybeans at the silos. All beans will need to go to the East house.
  • We are also taking beans to Hector or Fairfax.
  • The lines are getting long at Buffalo Lake. We have received a record amount of beans in Buffalo Lake so far this year. So lines are expected to continue until bean harvest wraps up. Thanks for your patience.
Corn;
  • We will be taking dry corn to the east house until repairs are completed.
  • We will be taking corn up to 18% moisture at Buffalo Lake. Please call before delivery.
  • We will be taking wet corn, over 18% moisture, at the Hector or Fairfax locations until the dryer conveyors are completed.
  • The price differential between Hector and Buffalo Lake will be removed until repairs are completed.
  • We will update you as to when we will be able to receive wet corn, over 18%, in Buffalo Lake.
  • We are estimating the operational date for receiving wet corn in Buffalo Lake to be around October 15th. I will keep you updated.
 
Please call with any questions or concerns.
 
Allen Baysinger, Operations Manager - 320-833-3000, cell 320-583-2502
Carly Johnson, Grain Division Manger - 507-794-3031, cell 507-276-7764
 
 
Thank you for your business and patience as we work through these repairs.

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September 30, 2022
 
Central Region Cooperative will be continuing to repair the Buffalo Lake facility throughout the harvest season. The May 12th storms that went through our area destroyed our wet, dry legs and several overhead conveyors and the electrical control room at the west silos location.  All the new equipment is onsite and contractors will be onsite throughout harvest finishing repairs. There will be a lot of construction and electrician crew members on site so we ask for your cooperation as they do their jobs. Everyone’s safety is our main concern. Please slow down and be aware of your surroundings when you drive through the facility. We will continue to update you on any changes.
Soybeans
  • We are currently taking beans at the west silos site.
  • Wet beans will need to go to the east house.
  • The scale operators will direct you where to go.
 
Corn
  • We will be taking dry corn to the east house until repairs are completed.
  • We may take corn up to 18% moisture at Buffalo Lake. Please call before delivery.
  • We will be taking wet corn, over 18% moisture, at the Hector or Fairfax locations until the dryer conveyors are completed.
  • The price differential between Hector and Buffalo Lake will be removed until repairs are completed.
  • We will update you as to when we will be able to receive wet corn, over 18%, in Buffalo Lake.
  • We are estimating the operational date for receiving wet corn in Buffalo Lake to be around October 20th. Hopefully sooner. I will keep you updated.
 
Please call with any questions or concerns.
 
Allen Baysinger, Operations Manager - 320-833-3000, cell 320-583-2502
Carly Johnson, Grain Division Manger - 507-794-3031, cell 507-276-7764
 
 
Thank you for your business and patience as we work through these repairs.

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September 22, 2022
 
Central Region Cooperative will be continuing to repair the Buffalo Lake facility throughout the harvest season. The May 12th storms that went through our area destroyed our wet, dry legs and several overhead conveyors and the electrical control room at the west silos location. All the new equipment is onsite and contractors will be onsite throughout harvest finishing repairs. There will be a lot of construction and electrician crew members on site so we ask for your cooperation as they do their jobs. Everyone’s safety is our main concern. Please slow down and be aware of your surroundings when you drive through the facility. We will continue to update you on any changes.
 
Soybeans
  • We are currently taking beans at the west silos site.
  • Wet beans will need to go to the east house.
  • The scale operators will direct you where to go.
 
Corn
  • We will be taking dry corn to the east house until repairs are completed.
  • We plan to take wet corn at the Hector location until the dryer conveyors are completed.
  • The price differential between Hector and Buffalo Lake will be removed until repairs are completed.
  • We will update you as to when we will be able to receive wet corn in Buffalo Lake.
 
Please call with any questions or concerns.
 
Allen Baysinger, Operations Manager - 320-833-3000, cell 320-583-2502
Carly Johnson, Grain Division Manger - 507-794-3031, cell 507-276-7764
 
 
Thank you for your business and patience through these repairs.

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