Typically found alongside barns or in groupings with other agricultural outbuildings, silos are easily recognized because of their usually tall, cylindrical form and conical or hemispherical roof. Silos, found throughout Utah in a variety of forms, are used for storage of corn or other feed for farm animals.
Probably the most common versions are the corrugated metal or the concrete models. The manufactured metal examples come in a variety of sizes (though typically not as tall as concrete silos), and have a conical roof. They are usually not permanent and can be moved about as required.
Concrete silos come in two types, the banded concrete and formed concrete. Banded concrete versions, made from horizontal bands of sectioned concrete, date from the first half of the 20th century. Formed concrete silos have solid concrete walls from bottom to top. These typically have a metal domed roof.
Utah also has examples of wood frame silos, although these are not as commonly found. These are typically square, rather than round, and have either wood or metal siding.