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Posted 12/2/2023 11:12 (#10506534 - in reply to #10502704)
Subject: RE: Educate me on silage bunkers/pads

Kingdom of Callaway - Fulton, Mo 65251
I had a bunker dug back into a hillside, and it was always a mess. After reading on here for several years, I poured a new concrete pad for a drive over pile. First year was 40 by 150, then second year added on to make it 85x250. Being able to drive over both directions when packing does a really good job with my equipment. It is FAST filling, and feeding out of.

I bought a bag of silage at a local auction this past spring. I had never fed out of one. Callao Jon on here gave me good advice - don't let anyone watch when you load out of one the first time! After a load it went smooth, and the silage kept really well. But it is slow and I would only use a bag if I was feeding smaller amounts a day and was worried about keeping a pile face fresh.

I would spend your money available on a flat pad and add to it as needed. Best bang for the Buck.

I have never regretted pouring concrete. You could always feed cattle on it, or add a building over it if you stop using it for silage.
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