Grain Testing

Quality Measurement

Falling Number

Do you have sprouted or weather damaged grain?  

The falling number test is the established trading parameter for detection of sprouted grain.  Our Perten falling number equipment meet international standards so that you can be sure you are getting the right result to better manage your grain. 


What we offer:

  • Choice of twin OR single tube systems
  • Mills
  • Cooling Tower
  • Water Dispenser
  • Automatic Shaker
  • Accessories - incl tube cleaners, tubes, stirrers..


What to consider when purchasing a Falling Number instrument?

The Perten Falling Number System is the only system certified for use by Grain Trade Australia, AACC (American Association of Cereal Chemists), ICC (International Association of Cereal Chemistry) and European Cereal Chemists.  The Perten system is also ISO accredited (International Organisation for Standardisation).

Consider your legal and contractual requirements when purchasing a falling number system. 


What does it indicate?

Low falling numbers indicates substantial weather damage which reduces milling quality. It also indicates that the grain has sprouted.  During sprouting, the starch in the grain is broken down into sugars to feed the growth of the plant.  Of interest to the stock feed industry, the sugar is converted to energy by animals more easily than starch – hence why grains with a very low falling number are often classified as “feed”.