Thompson's tip: Spring check on bin hygiene
Moulds and mites can build up in feed bins especially where condensation forms or where feed is delivered warm.
Bins should be cleaned and, ideally, washed out twice a year as long as they can be dried out before next feed delivery, he says.
A biannual treatment with a mould inhibitor is also helpful.
He advises checking for accumulated mouldy feed in the inlets and outlets of augers. Periodically, as a routine, producers should run feed bins nearly out and regularly check them for leaks and structural integrity.
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