Monday, October 1, 2012

The Lifecycle of a Silo

Dairy farmers are committed to providing high-quality milk. This begins with taking good care of our cows. We at Bremer Farms consider this one of our highest priorities. One of the ways we do this is by providing a nutritious diet for our cows. Healthy cows produce more milk for our family and yours!

One of the foods on our cows menu is silage, which is fermented chopped corn, using the entire plant. It is stored in a silo, which is the tall concrete structure you see on many farms. But just like factories, retail stores and other workplaces, Bremer Farms makes up-dated changes too.

In 1952, when Bremer Farms was established, this small 40 foot silo was plenty of silage storage for our small herd.
 Somewhat later our one little silo was replaced by 3 larger 60 feet tall silos.
Down they come! Last year our three silos were removed so that we could have a more convenient and safe way of feeding our animals.
We now store our silage in a bunker with concrete walls 75' long. It is filled and packed using a loader and tractor and then covered with an airtight plastic tarp to keep it fresh and tasty for our cows so they can produce fresh, tasty milk for you!

5 comments:

  1. One constant on the farm--Change! Thanks for sharing about this change on your farm.

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    1. We have seen many changes on our farm over the years. I bet you have too.

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  2. Happy anniversary to the energetic Bremer couple!

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    2. Thanks for the greeting. Energetic? Most days!

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