Assentoft - Sealed Storage Tank
When moist grain is stored in a sealed (air tight) silo, the grain converts the oxygen in the silo to carbon dioxide (CO2) and alcohol - i.e. the grain 'commits suicide'. The grain looses its germination ability, and there are no risks of vermins - as they cannot live in the oxygen-free surroundings. The process preserves and fermentates the grain - leading to the nutrient value of the grain being easier absorbed by the animals.
- The price of feed plays an important role for the animal production, and consequently much attention is paid to the costs of storing and handling grain and other feeds.
- By choosing a sealed silo storage plant for grain, the expensive drying costs are totally eliminated
- The characteristic beery, sweet smell and taste of moist grain is very attractive to the animals
- The system is uncomplicated - and saves a lot of manual work, especially during harvest season. Also the day to day work is reduced, as the unloading can be automatically controlled
- No risk of bugs and other vermin - rats, mice or intruding birds - as they cannot live in the oxygen-free surroundings
- Any future demands for environmental friendly storage are met, as the energy consumption is at a minimum, and the discharge of phosphorus and nitrate are less than with conventional storage
- Sealed stored grain stimulates animal appetite
- Moist storage keeps the enzymes active, so that the phosphorus and protein of the grain is better utilized during the brief time, the feed is in the animal stomach.The result is 12% higher utilization of phosphorus, 2.5% higher utilization of protein and 1% higher energy utilization of the content of dry matter - please see report from 2010, 'The nutritive value of grain stored in air tight silos compared to grain sufficiently dried for storage'.
Why choose an ASSENTOFT silo?
- value for money - the silo sheets and other parts (e.g. bolts, ladders, fittings) are made from extra thick hot-dip galvanized steel, which requires no maintenance. The silo is erected on site by a skilled crew of silo fitters.
- the 30°pitch roof secures max. utilization of the silo
- a silo plant, designed according to applicable Eurocodes standards - and adjusted to the climate in question
- a silo plant that lasts for generations. Silos from 1969 are still in use!
- no recorded damages due to snow loads