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BUNKER SILO SYSTEMS ENGINEERED FOR PRODUCER PROFIT
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Pp. 186-191 in Fifth International Dairy Housing Proceedings of the 29-31 January 2003 Conference (Fort Worth, Texas USA) 701P0203.(doi:10.13031/2013.11620)
Authors: P. Miller, J. H. Marter
Keywords: engineering, bulk storage, dairy farming, economic evaluation, farm management, feeding, livestock farming, safety, silos, site preparation, walls
Pre-cast reinforced concrete bunker silos are cost effective as a farm bulk storage feeding system. This paper examines the costs and benefits and demonstrates how dairy producers can maximize profits. It also emphasizes the need for a stable engineering design in order to avoid common wall failures from overturning, sliding, and structural defects.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)