Everyone is well aware of the benefits of storing grain in silos, with less ground space sacrificed to silos than sheds, greater control over your marketing, ease of loading and unloading and fumigation in sealed silos for longevity and protection from pests.
But what about bulk storage silos, are they worth the initial financial outlay?
The team at HE Silos believes so.
Not only do their clients receive the advantages of fumigation in sealed silos for longevity and protection from pests, but they also mitigate a major part of drought risk, which is an important consideration heading into the future.
In 2016 79 per cent of all grain on farm was stored in silos. That number is now even higher. The team at HE SILOS believes the advantages of bulk storage for grain in silos far outweighs any disadvantages.
As in any business enterprise, careful planning is required to utilise the best layout for your storage facility. Harvest is a perfect opportunity to do this, as it assists in identifying any issues or bottle necks that you may have in your harvest operation.
As with any large structure or piece of machinery in your farming business, regular maintenance is required to optimise your investment and preventative maintenance is always best.
Aerated, gas tight sealable silos to the Australia Standard AS2628 should be number one on your storage enterprise list.
Minimising safety risks is also high on the agenda, with platforms, ladders and cages, roof rails, and walkways available, you should always consider these a part of your operation, as inspection of the grain at the top of the silo should be carried out regularly.
Your storage facility will be permanent infrastructure on your farm and will initially be one of your largest capital investments. Weighing this cost against the lifetime or the longevity of the silo will see that capital investment figure drop quite significantly to being one of the cheapest forms of grain storage.
HE Silos is committed to providing customers with a quality product, designed and manufactured for your on-farm enterprise and storage needs.
For more information, phone 1800 046 046.