The growing population has resulted in the growth of production, which leads to an increase in demand for grain storage Silos.
Farmers around the world have to face a challenge for storage management to maximize the life of the yield. Thus, they choose to stockpile their grains into silos.
These are giant structures for keeping bulk materials that require careful operation & maintenance but results in cost advantage and economies of scale and lasts several decades, widely used in farming.
Agriculture Silos work by creating pressurized area within a cylindrical container that have a closed top and sealed bottom. The base is sealed with organic matter.
In the 1960's world population on an average was three billion, and global cereal production was 876 million tonnes. Former has now increased to seven billion. Thus, world cereal production is more than 2000 million tones.
In the future, it is not just grain production, which will be on the rise; storage solutions are also keeping pace with the growing global population.
With the help of silos that allows to set aside stock that is to be sold later are available in various forms such as towers, bunkers, bag, etc.
Storing grains will also raise a concern about food spoilage due to exposure to moisture; low oxygen silos specially designed to keep constant pressure and air flows are used.
The primary function of Silos is to protect so that to increase the life of the grain. In addition to this, they are the backbone for overall operations of the storage system as it also provides post-harvest management functions when these are used as grain collectors & distribution centers. Initial grain processing functions like drying, cleaning, fumigation, and turning the grains to preserve their conditions.
These days horizontal silos are becoming widely popular in the form of bunkers & trench. Along with that, metal silos can handle a variety of products, and these are an essential aspect of farming industries.
One can save space, prevent spillage, avoid the need of gunny bags or any kind of packaging & not worry about climate changes with them. Grains can be stored in steel soils from the time of being harvested up-to an year or more.
It provides time & place utility to exporter as they can wait for better price to come for shipping their goods because goods can be kept for longer time with no Constra.
Being taller than other grain storage options, they hold the same amount of grain in a much smaller area in terms of land. Thus, saving ample of ground space.
With silos, production in processing units does not have to stop with intensive overheads going on. Also buffer stocks had not to be moved from one storage to another.
Compared to smaller storage bins one has greater control in terms of keeping pests in check. Collecting & transportation of grains to and from a silo is significantly cheaper & more efficient.
Like grains help feed the world the same way silos help producers bring food to the table, these iconic structures increase not only storage benefits but also cooperate with time aspects and are one of the most critical inventions in agriculture & farming.