Bulk Sawdust storage recommendations..

Liam

Member
Location
North Devon, UK
Afternoon all,

I want to explore the viability of going from bagged sawdust to bulk, Id like to avoid the plastic waste and hopefully see some cost savings.

Has anyone successfully used a silo for sawdust storage? I like the deaf it being sealed and avoiding using up a roofed shed else where. Otherwise are there other simple cost effective ways of dry storing bulk sawdust/bedding.

Thanks
 

eulb

Member
I store sawdust in a 12'6" x 30' bunker,the roof is 34' at the front but not needed for walking floors,it's built out of 5' high concrete panels 2 high.

Holds a good 30t of sawdust,biggest thing is keeping enough room in front to back the walking floor wagon in (they are massive) .
 

coomoo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
Afternoon all,

I want to explore the viability of going from bagged sawdust to bulk, Id like to avoid the plastic waste and hopefully see some cost savings.

Has anyone successfully used a silo for sawdust storage? I like the deaf it being sealed and avoiding using up a roofed shed else where. Otherwise are there other simple cost effective ways of dry storing bulk sawdust/bedding.

Thanks
What did you end up doing? A collinson style silo with a shute would be simple and cost effective but would it bridge.
 
Location
Ceredigion
A Lot around here store bulk in outdoor silage pits , just be aware of the cost, its not always cheaper than bags , bag price on dust atm would be around £125/ton against bulk @£75
 

coomoo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
I store sawdust in a 12'6" x 30' bunker,the roof is 34' at the front but not needed for walking floors,it's built out of 5' high concrete panels 2 high.

Holds a good 30t of sawdust,biggest thing is keeping enough room in front to back the walking floor wagon in (they are massive) .
Any pictures of bunker?
 

coomoo

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Scotland
Shepherds through tarff i get a artic load at a time I must admit but they let me get half artic loads for long enough and they took the other half to tarff depo and still got the good price
Same as what I’m using here although I was direct for full or half artics. Found Jenkinsons too rough. Might possibly move on to a ride on bedder so looking at alternatives.
 

Jamer

Member
Location
Glos
The cost per tonne is not that eye-watering compared to buying in straw because your volume of use is actually very very low. It is a hell of a lot nicer than sand.
Sorry Ollie but that's horse shite. I would give up sand tomorrow for the cost and dealing with the slurry but from lameness, cow comfort, cow cleanliness and the lack of hock/knee lesions, sand is far preferable. Ps, I have some sawdust on mats for comparison.
 

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