Producers researching silage inoculants for the season ahead will find a number of products containing Lactobacillus buchneri. Different products contain different strains of L. buchneri and use different application ra
It's been a crazy winter throughout most of the United States. Ice, cold temperatures, and lack of snow cover in many areas poses a threat to the health and survival of alfalfa stands. Dr. Jon Pretz, dairy nutriti
Enzymes in silage inoculants are primarily used to generate sugars for the inoculant bacteria to use for growth and fermentation. Enzymes essentially provide fuel for the bacteria to drive a fast, effective forage ferme
Understanding the fermentation process in corn silage can help producers keep their eye on the overall goal, which is producing high-quality silage to provide an excellent source of hygienic feed and nutrients for cattl
Maximizing the benefits from feeding silage can only be accomplished if producers are minimizing their silage losses. Producers must be on guard for losses from the moment of ensiling all the way through feedout.
The “extra” step of covering and sealing freshly chopped forage can save producers money, nutrients and dry matter (DM) and improves the hygienic quality of the feed, so less digestive upsets and health issues. When