• A Bunker Silo for Alaska Farms

      Allen, Lee (School of Agriculture and Land Resources Management, Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, 1961-10)
      Farm storage of silage is essential in Alaska. Weather conditions make it nearly impossible to dry hay after early July. Economy of construction without sacrificing structural stability has been achieved in this bunker type silo. Locally available materials and simple construction technique s a r e all that are needed to produce an adequate bunker silo. Braced poles support the walls and absorb lateral loads, with the floor being subjected to simple vertical loading. Silos of this type serve the beginning dairy farmer until he is financially able to provide more convenient storage wherein less spoilage may be anticipated.