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Taking the silos down

This summer we removed three of our four silos. They haven’t been used for several years because we have our haylage, corn silage and high moisture corn stored in bags and in piles which makes feeding at our farm more efficient. Since they are no¬† longer needed we had a silo removal crew come in and take them down piece by piece. The smallest silo was still in good condition, so the majority of the silo was salvaged and used for other’s that were putting up a silo. Many of the silo staves were used for landscaping at our neighbors and we’ve kept some staves for future landscaping and other uses on our farm.

all 3

The before picture of all three silos. The room that connected the three silos was taken down first.

Taking down the first silo. The crew had scaffolding inside the silo and dropped each stave onto a pile of sand on the ground so the staves wouldn't crack or break.

Taking down the first silo. The crew had scaffolding inside the silo and dropped each stave onto a pile of sand on the ground so the staves wouldn’t crack or break.

Another view of the first silo being taken down.

Another view of the first silo being taken down.

taking 2nd down

Starting to take down the second silo.

taking 3rd down

The third silo is almost down.

all 3 down

The remnants of the silos.

hauling cement away

After the silos were down, The unused staves were hauled to a local cement plant to be crushed.

all cleaned up

The area all cleaned up.

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