Economics of sealing horizontal silos

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Show simple item record Huck, G.L. Turner, J.E. Siefers, M.K. Brent, B.E. Bolsen, K.K. Young, Matthew A. Pope, Ronald V. 2010-09-02T21:10:42Z 2010-09-02T21:10:42Z 2010-09-02T21:10:42Z
dc.description.abstract Determining the value of silage saved by effectively sealing a horizontal silo requires only a few simple calculations, but it is still a concept that is often overlooked by many livestock producers who store large amounts of silage in that manner. Kansas produces about 3.0 million tons of silage annually, primarily from corn and sorghum. A majority of this silage is made and stored in either bunker, trench, or "drive-over" pile silos . Only 20 to 30% of these silos are sealed after filling. Producers who do not seal need to take a second look at the economics of this highly troublesome "technology" before they reject it as unnecessary and uneconomical. The loss from a 100 × 250 ft silo filled with corn silage can exceed $10,000. en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Cattlemen’s Day, 1997 en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Kansas Agricultural Experiment Station contribution; no. 97-309-S en_US
dc.relation.isPartOf Report of progress (Kansas State University. Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service); 783 en_US
dc.subject Beef en_US
dc.subject Silage en_US
dc.subject Top spoilage en_US
dc.subject Silo en_US
dc.subject Bunker silo en_US
dc.subject Trench silo en_US
dc.subject Pile silo en_US
dc.title Economics of sealing horizontal silos en_US
dc.type Conference paper en_US 1997 en_US
dc.citation.epage 86 en_US
dc.citation.spage 84 en_US
dc.description.conference Cattlemen's Day, 1997, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS, March 7, 1997 en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid mayoung en_US
dc.contributor.authoreid rvpope en_US

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