Every day dairies may need to remove tires and plastic from the top of bunkers.

Be careful if this is your job! Where did the employee go?

From the bottom of the feed bunk, we can see that some corn silage has broken off the top of the bunk.

Where did the employee go? Look under the tire, under the feed. You may be injured or killed if you are not careful when working on feed bunks.

Stay away from the edge of the feed bunk. Stay at least 6 feet from the edge of the feed bunk. Use tools to grab the tires near the edge if necessary.

Paul Dyk is a dairy and livestock agent with the University of Wisconsin cooperative extension program in Fond du Lac County, Wis.