Visual Reference Library - Oats
EXPLANATION: Oats discolored by weather conditions are considered slightly weathered when a dusty, gray appearance is evident of the brush end of the kernels or when a sufficient number of severely weathered kernels are present to affect the appearance of the sample. In either case the entire sample must have a slightly weathered appearance and shall not be graded higher than U.S. No. 3, and the words "Slightly Weathered" shall be recorded on the pan ticket and official inspection certificate.
Last updated February 2010