Active Liquid Culture Silage Products - Direct Fed Microbial
Enhanced Stabilization of Feed
Pictured: Silage preservation under aerobic and anaerobic conditions. By employing a dual stage fermentation, two classes of bacteria are designed to meet the varying conditions experienced during storage and feed-out.
5 Components of Exceptional Silage
- Silage is preserved when a fermentation produces enough organic acid to rapidly lower pH. Our acidophilic (acid loving) cultures thrive in conditions where undesirable bacteria stop growing. Our strains produce a beneficial carboxylic acid called lactic acid. This organic acid is a primary metabolite which preserves the silage pit much the same way that vinegar preserves pickles. Strains which produce different organic acids can achieve the same low pH, but can impart an off odor and even cause digestive problems.
- Our bacteria are native sourced and regionally acclimated which means they are already adapted to thrive in real world conditions. Laboratory derived strains lack the specific genes required to compete in the field. We further enhance vigor by pitting two classes of bacteria against each other which results in an evolved super strain.
- Natural metabolites and beneficial proteins are produced and excreted into our broth. These metabolites play an important role in promoting the growth of our bacteria over other microbes upon contact. The inclusion of these metabolites distinguishes our product from other freeze dried bacterial inoculants. The pre-mixed liquid tote simplifies the application process and eliminates errors associated with powder mixing.
- Natural enzymes found in the broth also play an important role in our inoculant performance. Rapid growth upon application translates to higher bacterial counts in the pit and lower pH levels in shorter periods of time. Our live strains can double every half hour. This means that in half a day a million CFU will have amplified to 4 billion CFU before other freeze dried strains wake from their dormant state.
- Studies have shown that beneficial bacteria not only help preserve the silage but that the overall health of the animal improves by reducing pathogenic organisms in the gut and improving overall nutrient intake.