Story: Arable farming

Grain silos

Grain silos

Grain is being transferred from a bulk truck to a grain silo. The truck is tipping the grain into an auger, which is driven by the tractor’s power. In good conditions grain can be stored in a silo for several years. When the grain is needed it is removed through a chute in the bottom of the silo and augered into bulk trucks.

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Sue Zydenbos, 'Arable farming - Markets and processing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 March 2023)

Story by Sue Zydenbos, published 24 Nov 2008