You will want to ensure that each of your farms in Stardew Valley contains at least one silo. These towering constructions with dimensions of three feet by three feet are used to store hay, which is a crucial component for every farmer who decides to retain cattle as a source of revenue. If players do not have access to a silo, it may be challenging for them to ensure that their cows and chicks are well-fed and content, particularly during the chillier months of the year.
It is likely that some players will not grasp the significance of this facility until after they have already begun to breed animals. As a result, they will hurry to construct it as quickly as possible in order to take advantage of its benefits as soon as feasible. Beginner farmers are the target audience for this condensed instruction booklet on the construction of silos and putting them to use on farms.
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How to Get and Use a Silo in Stardew Valley
Get A Silo
A grain silo is an excellent option for the initial building that should be purchased. It is less expensive and takes fewer materials than the majority of other structures. Additionally, it enables players to stockpile a feed supply, which will assist in keeping their animals content and creating quality commodities. In order for players to construct a silo on their farms, they will need to gather the following materials:
- 100 Stone: This is one of the materials that may be obtained with the least amount of difficulty. It is sufficient to use a pickaxe to smash rocks when working on the farm or in the mines.
- 10 Clay: Using the hoe, dig a hole in the ground. Clay may usually be found in sufficient quantities when the player is preparing land to plant seedlings. Additionally, keep an eye out for artefact locations (little worms sticking out of the dirt). Clay could be obtained from these as well.
- To earn a 5 Copper Bar, use the pickaxe to break copper ore nodes found in the mines. Because of how numerous they are in the later levels, players should be able to swiftly gather a supply of them even in the beginning stages of the game. In order to manufacture one bar of copper, you need to put five copper ores and one coal in a furnace.
Bring these components to Robin at the carpentry shop so that you can purchase a silo for 100 g, the construction of which will take up to two days. The ideal places to put silos on a farm are typically on the very outskirts or in the most remote areas of the property, where they won’t be in the way of the player. However, depending on the player’s choice of layout, they might decide to include them decoratively into the design of their farm. This decision is entirely up to the player.
Use A Silo
After the player has constructed the silo, they will be able to use it to store hay. Hay can be obtained via a variety of means, including the following:
- The use of a scythe, which the player has on their farm, has a fifty percent probability of resulting in the collection of hay for them. Without a silo, players will be unable to gather hay using this method.
- When cutting wheat, there is a forty percent possibility that it may spawn hay in the same manner as described before.
- At her ranch, Marnie offers bales of hay for sale at a price of 50 g apiece.
- The desert trader will give the player one omni geode in exchange for the purchase of three bales of hay.
- There is a possibility that Marnie will send the player 30 hay in the mail.
Any hay that is gathered by the player with a scythe will go straight into the silo after it is completed. In addition, if players buy hay or are given it as a present, they can add it to their stash by right-clicking on the silo while holding the hay they have been given. Each silo can hold 240 hay.
Simply clicking on the hay hopper in a barn or coop will get you access to the hay that is stored in the silo. After that, players are able to give this hay to their animals by placing it in a feeding trough. Alternately, if players have grass to cut and need to create place in the silo, they can remove all of the hay from the silo via the hopper and store it in a chest. This is an option for them if the silo is full. When it comes to getting ready for the winter, this strategy might be extremely helpful. Because there will be no grass growth on the farm during the season with the lowest average temperature, it is essential to have sufficient feed to sustain the animals through the winter.
Take note that in the event that the player invests in either a Deluxe Barn or Deluxe Coop, both of these structures will come equipped with an automatic feeding system. It will no longer be necessary for the player to manually fill the feed trough on a daily basis; instead, it will fill on its own automatically. Because of this change, players will no longer be able to manually remove hay from the silos and store it in a different location. It is generally useful for the player to have many silos, particularly if they have auto feeders and a large number of animals on their farm. This ensures that the player does not run out of hay every few days.