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.