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Storage Losses

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.

• Tower silo dry matter loss range: 6-9%
• Bunker silo dry matter loss range: 12-30%
• Silage bag dry matter loss range: 6-15%

• This is a spreadsheet that calculates the yearly costs of dry matter loss.