Aerobic challenge during feed out
When silage is exposed to air, typically during feed out, spontaneous heating of the silage can occur. Yeast and mold are fungi that grow well in the presence of oxygen and they produce heat as they grow. Nutrients are lost and palatability of feed is reduced. The outcome – besides nutrient loss – may be reduced feed intake and subsequent reduced milk production. Some crops, such as corn, are more susceptible to heating than others.
SILOSOLVE® AS 200 improves aerobic stability
SILOSOLVE® AS 200 contains two fast growing and competitive lactic acid bacteria and a unique strain of Lactobacillus buchneri. This specific bacterial strain combination improves fermentation and inhibits growth of yeast and mold, resulting in improved aerobic stability at feed out – six days in maize silages and three days in difficult-to-ensile grass and legume silages.
SILOSOLVE® AS 200 improves fermentation
The fast starter and strong finisher lactic acid bacteria in SILOSOLVE® AS 200 improve silage quality. In high value crops, like alfalfa and grass/legume mixes, SILOSOLVE® AS 200 reduces ammonia up to 36% and ethanol up to 50%. In easy-to-ensile crops, SILOSOLVE® AS 200 reduces ammonia up to 18% and ethanol up to 33%.
SILOSOLVE® AS 200 improves dry matter recovery
SILOSOLVE® AS 200 inhibits yeast and mold, reduces the breakdown of nutrients and ensures higher dry matter recovery compared to untreated silages. Dry matter recovery across crops was improved. In the more difficult-to-ensile grass and legume silages, dry matter recovery was improved 4% points.
What’s inside SILOSOLVE® AS 200?
SILOSOLVE® AS 200 has two well-proven lactic acid bacteria that drive fermentation coupled with our highly researched L. buchneri LB1819 for optimal production of acetic acid. Targeted crops for SILOSOLVE® AS 200 include those with high sugar and low protein, ensiled at high dry matter (low moisture) or prone to heating at feed out.