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Jun 08, 2018 by Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Uniform distribution of inoculants is a critical factor in their effectiveness. The bacteria in inoculants grow where they land on the forage, so it’s important to apply the product evenly across the crop.
Jun 03, 2018 by Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Some heating is to be expected as a result of fermentation processes that occur during ensiling. However, if too much oxygen remains, aerobic microorganisms grow, which can cause heating and DM and nutrients losses.
Jun 01, 2018 by Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Silage harvest needs to be fast, but not so fast that you don’t take a few minutes to check kernel processor accuracy. Dr. Brian Luck has created an in-field kernel assessment that’s as easy as taking a picture.
May 01, 2018 by Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Alfalfa contains sugars that start to degrade after mowing, and sugars are needed to drive the ensiling fermentation. The key to high-quality hay silage is to wilt the crop to the proper DM level as quickly as possible.
Mar 29, 2018 by Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Using the right amount of bacteria can drive rapid and efficient ensiling fermentation. These “fermentation aids” speed the pH drop and are applied at a minimum of 100,000 CFUs per gram of forage. But what is a CFU?
Mar 05, 2018 by Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Preventing mycotoxin production goes hand-in-hand with rapid oxygen removal at ensiling and minimizing oxygen ingress into silage silos, bunkers or piles during storage and feedout.
Dec 29, 2017 by Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Few factors that are important as producers start to look at the key features in lab analysis that might be important to help make decisions about how to use silages in a particular diet and the value of those silages.
Dec 21, 2017 by Sponsored by Lallemand Animal Nutrition
Fresh silage may have lower starch digestibility — especially when harvested above 35 percent dry matter (DM). Conversely, silage allowed to ensile for at least four months becomes more digestible.