Silage Safety

I spent most of last weekend hauling wagons to help fill silage bags so I thought I’d share this article from Feed Lot on silage safety.  This article is about bunker silos, but many of the tips apply to bags and towers too.  In my experience bunkers and bags seem to be safer than towers because you’re removing the risk of falls, some  equipment-related risks, and the risk of trying to deal with mold or gasses in an enclosed space, but all types of silos come with their own set of hazards.  One major hazard that is unique to bunker silos is the risk of becoming engulfed if the pile falls down.  This can happen during loading and unloading. You can minimize the risk by making the pile shorter and by removing silage from the top first.

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