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Forage

Can silage inoculants contribute to farm profitability?

Ensiled forages represent the largest part of the daily intake of most ruminants, and the quality of silage directly affects animal nutrition and well-being. The controlled microbial fermentation of forages helps to preserve their nutritive value all year round. Silage inoculants containing microorganisms and enzymes influence and enhance the fermentation process when making silage from corn, grass, legumes and more.

There are two critical points in silage management when trying to achieve optimal silage quality:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Specific solutions for your Success in forage preservation

As an expert in microbial fermentation, Lallemand Animal Nutrition has developed a range of silage additives to address the specific challenges faced in each crop at ensiling. 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.

 

The Lallemand Animal Nutrition range of specific inoculants for optimal silage quality include:

Not all products are available in all markets nor all claims allowed in all regions.


MAGNIVA Titanium

MAGNIVA Titanium combines elite lactic acid bacteria with high activity enzymes to drive a fast, hygienic ensiling fermentation and improve feed digestibility.

MAGNIVA Silver

MAGNIVA Silver combines two bacteria strains, with high activity enzymes, to drive the fermentation for the fastest pH drop, reducing up-front losses and preventing spoilage fermentations, along with producing some acetic acid to reduce heating when exposed to oxygen during feedout.

MAGNIVA Classic

MAGNIVA Classic, combines Pediococcus pentosaceus NCIMB 12455 and Lactobacillus plantarum NCIMB 12422 with enzymes, to help drive a fast, efficient fermentation and supports lactic acid production for a stable, low final pH to put you in control of silage quality.

MAGNIVA Basic

MAGNIVA Basic is a bacteria-based inoculant that promotes efficient fermentation and reduce overall feed losses due to spoilage.