Silo Filling ?

Backgrounding & feeding questions.
Stocker Steve
GURU
GURU
Posts: 7271
Joined: Mon May 02, 2005 8:28 am
Location: Central Minnesota

Silo Filling ?

Postby Stocker Steve » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:12 am

Took a small plane ride this week. I was amazed by the number of upright concrete silos in the area. Folks have been demoing them down for a while, and recently the Amish have been taking them down and reassembling the best parts. There are a number of farm sites with 3 or 4, and overall farm sites still average close to 2 each. Do you still see folks using concrete silos in your area?
0 x
Stocker Steve

ddd75
GURU
GURU
Posts: 1097
Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:47 am
Location: KY

Re: Silo Filling ?

Postby ddd75 » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:36 am

everyone here has all new steel bins, fans, heaters, etc. They have bigger operations then most mills... by far.
0 x

User avatar
Son of Butch
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3869
Joined: Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:44 pm
Location: Frost Bite Falls, Minnesota

Re: Silo Filling ?

Postby Son of Butch » Tue Oct 17, 2017 6:54 am

Yes, all the small dairy farms had a couple of silos concrete or harvesters built long ago. They are still usable, so why
spend money in putting in new bunker silos like all the newer big operations when the old uprights have less spoilage
loss? I'd categorize it as small family farms making due with what they've got.
0 x

User avatar
sim.-ang.king
GURU
GURU
Posts: 3924
Joined: Tue Aug 10, 2010 10:17 pm
Location: Southern IL
Contact:

Re: Silo Filling ?

Postby sim.-ang.king » Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:33 am

Uprights are a pain if the unloader isn't work right. Most just have bags or bunkers around here.
0 x
I'm Conservative so you can be Liberal.

Smoothy
Cowhand
Cowhand
Posts: 83
Joined: Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:30 pm

Re: Silo Filling ?

Postby Smoothy » Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:35 pm

A lot of guys here put high moisture corn in them. They say it keeps better. Some still put silage but most now are bags or piles.
0 x


Return to “Feedyard Board”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests