While the initial cost of the tower silo may exceed that of horizontal options,
in the long run this the cost of labor and spoiled forage will quickly overcome
click here to see a chart comparing both Horizontal
and Vertical Storage, Including Unloading Cost, for a Twenty Year Period.
click here to see a chart featuring a Twenty Year
Investment and Operating Cost for Vertical Storage Systems.
The following are approximate cost for each type of silo to be used in the
following spreadsheets. For exact costs, contact your local silo construction
This spreadsheet compares and tallys the cost involved in tower and bunker storage. Spreadsheet
is in Microsoft Excel format. Click
here to view along with its accompanying press release (in Adobe PDF format)
A form that can be filled out and sent to the International Silo Association for
a complete analysis of your feed storage situation. Form is in Adobe PDF format.
Click here to view
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