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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

    1. What is small to medium scale milling?
    2. Grading of grain, maize and wheat
    3. Economic considerations of milling:
      1. Costing the raw material and procurement thereof
      2. Fixed vs variable operational costs.
      3. The product mix and its optimization.
      4. Capital budgets
      5. Location of the plant
      6. Gearing – own vs borrowed capital.
      7. Payback.
      8. Maintenance.
      9. Personnel.
      10. Security.
      11. Stock control and gross profit calculation.
      12. The milling triangle.
    4. Storage requirements and solutions for grain handling.
    5. The economics of milling:

Understanding milling from the perspective of an accountant:

    1. Trading accounts and profit margins for maize.
    2. Trading accounts and profit margins for wheat.
  1. Milling for human consumption
    • an answer to a need and answering changed needs.
  2. Maize milling fundamentals:
    1. The maize kernel and its components.
    2. What are the milling goals? The milling triangle.
    3. What are the plant non-negotiables?
    4. What are the options in milling systems?
      1. Wet milling
      2. Dry milling
    5. Technical descriptions of machines used in:
      1. Large scale milling
      2. Small scale milling
  3. Small scale maize milling
    1. Roller mills, plate and disc mills, hammer mills
    2. Various estimated plant costs.
    3. The product mix.
    4. The total product cost vs total income
    5. Packaging considerations.
    6. Marketing aspects.
  4. Wheat milling:
    1. The wheat kernel and its components.
    2. What are the milling goals? The milling triangle.
    3. What are the plant non-negotiables?
    4. What are the options in milling systems?
    5. Various estimated plant costs.
    6. Technical prerogatives of machines.
    7. The product mix.
    8. The total product cost vs total income
    9. Packaging considerations.
    10. Marketing aspects.
  5. Milling of other commercial grains
  6. What do I get for my buck? Cost of various mills and a financing “template”.
  7. Conclusion