What's in your silo?

Frank Abate abatefr at EARTHLINK.NET
Wed May 8 23:59:24 UTC 2002

Rich K said:

During my childhood in the 50s, we had grain silos and hay barns in North
Texas.  What soy or sorgram that got shipped out in those days would have
gone to an elevator or grain elevator.  Granary would have been too

Another place to store grain (so that it will not ferment, as it would in a
silo) is a "grain bin".

I'm told (by a former farm girl from generations of Ohio farmers) that a
"corn crib" is for whole ears of corn to dry, to be used as fodder.  What a
farmer puts into a silo is remainders of some process done at the farm (as
corn cobs with the kernels stripped off, and other parts of the corn plant)
that is intended to ferment in the silo (for nutritive value and to avoid
rot or mold), later to be used as feed or a component of feed.

Frank Abate

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