De Winter is ready for harvest

A BIN1001 outdoor silo has been installed at arable farm and poultry farm De Winter in Appingedam.

Due to a fire in 2015, the former grain storage has been lost. The new grain silo has a capacity of about 700 tons, filling and emptying goes at a speed of 60 tons per hour. In order to dry the wheat a steering system has been installed. De Winter uses a large amount of the wheat as feed for his chickens.

Jaap de Winter: “An outdoor silo is the perfect type of storage for me. I feed my own wheat to the chickens and I do not want to risk salmonella contamination. Because mice and birds can not enter the silo, this risk is zero and I think that is a big advantage. Another advantage is that I am rid of the dust. All in all, I am very satisfied and have had a pleasant cooperation with Jansen&Heuning”.

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