Friday, May 6, 2011

Filling the Silos

Harvesting our wheat, rye, and ryegrass for silage has been sometimes slow going for us this year.  Intermittent rain keeps us starting and stopping.  When it rains too much the silage is too wet to put up and the fields are too muddy.  When the weather is cooperative a lot can be accomplished.

cement silo
Silo Unloader Raised to the Top

The first thing we have to do to get started is raise the silo unloader up to the top of the silo.  This is the machine that throws out the silage when we are ready to feed. 

mowing wheat ryewheat
During this time we'll also be out in the fields mowing our crop down and letting it cure out some before we start chopping and filling up the wagons.

The wagons are then unloaded one at a time and blown into the silo.

Finally we will let the silo unloader back down again and turn it on to feed those hungry cows!


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  2. Thank you for sharing this article Ryan! I came across your blog while I was online reading articles on Silo Unloading . I like that while you were explaining you also provided great pictures. I will be sure to check out other blog posts from you, thank you again for sharing.

    1. You are very welcome. Be sure to check out my other blog from the cow's point of view,