For instance, the shrink factor when drying corn to 15.5% moisture is 1.1834. Therefore, the moisture shrink when drying corn from 25.5% to 15.5% is 10 X 1.1834 = 11.83% (11.83% loss in grain weight due to the water removed during the drying of 25.5% moisture corn to 15.5% moisture.)

**Example moisture shrink calculations: **Assume we have 1,000 lb of 25.5% moisture corn, and we want to know how many bushels we would have at 15.5% final moisture:

**wet bushels** = 1,000 lb ÷ 56 lb/bu = **17.9 wet bu.**

**moisture shrink factor** = 100 ÷ (100 - 15.5) = 100 ÷ 84.5 = **1.183% per point**

**moisture shrink** = (25.5 - 15.5) x 1.183% per point = 10.0 points x 1.183% per point = **11.83%**

**standard bushels** = 17.9 x [(100 - 11.83) ÷ 100] = 17.9 x 0.8817 = **15.8 std bu.**