Over the life time of a storage structure, dry matter loss is the single
most expensive element of the structures cost. This cost can be a difference
of thousands of dollars per year dependent upon management levels and
specific storage unit.
silo dry matter loss range: 6-9%
Bunker silo dry matter loss range: 12-30%
Silage bag dry matter loss range: 6-15%
is a spreadsheet that calculates
the yearly costs of dry matter loss.