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Round Bale Grain Storage
"It's not a place to keep corn permanently, but it's easy to feed cattle out of it for a few weeks and eliminates drying costs," says Rex Gogerty, who uses rows of round bales to temporarily store high moisture shelled corn harvested late in the season.
  His round bale feed bunker is located next to his feedlot. He sets up two rows of round bales tight against each other and about 20 ft. apart, and then drives his combine alongside and dumps 18 to 20 percent moisture shelled corn between the bales. A loader tractor scoops the corn into a wagon, as needed.
  "It's a good way to get rid of high moisture corn without having to dry it," says Gogerty. "We store about 1,500 bu. between the bales. The corn keeps for quite a while, because the weather is colder by the end of the harvest season. Usually we get all the corn fed out within a few weeks, before it can spoil."
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Rex Gogerty, 33475 K Ave., Hubbard, Iowa 50122 (ph 641 487-7617).

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2010 - Volume #34, Issue #3