There are two critical points in silage management when trying to achieve optimal silage quality:
At the time of ensiling, where the main objective is to achieve a rapid acidification for maximum recovery of nutrients and minimal dry matter losses. At feed out, where the challenge is to ensure good aerobic stability to minimize nutrient and dry matter losses through heating and limit the growth of spoilage microorganisms, such as yeasts and molds.
Depending on their characteristics, fresh forages present different challenges during ensiling and feedout:
Low dry matter, low sugar content or high protein forages are prone to slow acidification, which can result in protein degradation and feed value. High dry matter or sugar-rich forages are prone to aerobic instability and spoilage.
Left uncontrolled, these challenges will have negative impacts on the economic value of the preserved feed and on animal performance and well-being. By choosing the right inoculant, silage producers can ensure optimal preservation of dry matter and the nutritive value of their silage crops from the field to feedout, optimizing performance and animal efficiency.
We sell the following inoculant products from BIOTAL
Biotal Plus is a unique forage inoculant proven to enhance the ensiling fermentation process, reducing spoilage and forage losses, maximizing nutrient retention and dry matter (DM) recovery from preserved feeds. Biotal Plus also increases fiber digestibility and helps maintain aerobic stability at feed-out.
Approved by the CFIA (CFIA Registration #981118)
Biotal Buchneri 500
Biotal Buchneri 500 combines the fast front-end forage fermentation dominance from Biotal Plus with world-leading aerobic stability from Biotal Buchneri 40788 to maximize the amount of top quality silage available at feedout.
Approved by the CFIA (CFIA Registration #983152)