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Poor Man's Bunker Silo
Wisconsin dairy farmer Lloyd Holterman says he's saving money and still getting high-quality silage with his "poor man's" bunker silo made out of two 200-ft. long silage bags placed parallel to each other.
Holtennan told Dairy Today magazine in a recent report that he uses the bags as walls for his "bunker", filling the space in between with corn silage. He then covers it over with a $100 tarp.
Holterman says he saved $1,700 since the feed stored in the makeshift bunker would have filled three silo bags at a cost of $600 apiece to fill. Eventually, he hopes to build a permanent bunker silo for his 85-cow operation but notes that his silo bag experiment is a good way to see how he likes the concept.

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1992 - Volume #16, Issue #4