Silage inoculants optimize fermentation and improve nutrition

UK - Silage making is the world's largest fermentation process with more than 800 billion tons of silage made every year. It's the most economically efficient way of preserving crops - and a major constituent of the diet of dairy cows in most milk producing countries.
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A key to efficient livestock production
Silage is a feed that varies greatly in quality, and silage management is therefore one of the cornerstones of efficient livestock production.

Ensiling is a natural fementation process, where naturally occurring bacteria on the forage produce lactic acid that preserve the valuable nutrients in the silage. The indigenous bacteria are not always the most efficient - and often they are not present in sufficiently high numbers to ensure a good fermentation.

This is why a silage inoculant containing lactic acid bacteria can help optimize the process.

Biomax results in economic benefits for producers
Chr. Hansen's silage inoculants provide efficient means for safeguarding the nutritional value of silage. Biomax products contain specifically selected strains of naturally occurring lactic acid bacteria that rapidly and efficiently preserve the nutrients in silage.

This means lower losses and more nutrients in the silage, resulting in improvements in intake, live weight gain and milk production. Learn more about Biomax.

It all starts with good silage management
The goal of silage production is to maximize the amount of nutrients preserved in the forage crops.

The ensiling process requires four basic elements to insure high quality, stable silage: proper moisture, sufficient plant sugars, quick establishment of anaerobic conditions, and adequate numbers and types of bacteria.

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