Grain bins used for storing feed grains offer many advantages over other types of structures:
− Several bins may be constructed in an integrated handling system to provide separate storage for different feeds.
− Metal bins placed on well-constructed foundations have very low maintenance requirements.
− Grain bins are easily adapted to mechanical handling and cleaning.
− Hopper bottomed bins, although more costly, permit gravity unloading and may be used as part of the handling and storage system.
When considering grain storage bins, plan the total system for handling of the feed on the farm before beginning any construction.