Four steps to reduce shrink loss in bunkers and piles
. . . too often this corn silage never makes it from the bunker or pile to the feed bunk. This loss in feed is commonly referred to as shrinkage and is measured by subtracting the total tons of silage fed from the total tonnage ensiled. It is estimated that about 20 percent of the corn silage in the country is lost to shrink every year at a steep price to producers.