|Silo Guard vs Incoulants
Inoculants are bacteria additives such as L Buchneri (which produces acetic acid), that are used to manipulate and enhance fermentation in baleage, pasture and maize silage. However, fermentation cannot occur unless oxygen is removed from the stack.
Silo Guard is an oxygen scavenger, eliminating oxygen from bales and stacks allowing for fermentation to occur faster.
Mould and Fungus are naturally present in forages. As soon as forage is cut, it begins to decompose. Extended drying times are perfect conditions for bacteria and fungus colonies to establish before being baled/stacked. This can cause heating and moulds to grow.
Forages such as maize, pasture and lucerne contain wild type bacteria’s such as wild L Buchneri, which is an anaerobic organism that will not function in the presence of oxygen. Even in very well compacted silage there is still oxygen trapped inside so mould and yeast will thrive. By eliminating oxygen Silo Guard prevents mould and yeast growth and allows the natural hetero-fermentation to produce lactic and acetic acid which will then effectively reduce colonies (cfu/g) of mould and yeast during the fermentation period.
Use Silo Guard for efficient, healthier fermentation for better quality silage’s.