The Safeguard family of silage additives has treated millions of tonnes of grass, maize and whole-crop silages, with major benefits not only in the silage clamp, but also in the cow.
Designed to retain more of the nutrients through quicker fermentation using a combination of organisms, Safeguard 5 improves aerobic stability inhibiting yeast and moulds and improving palatability through production of pentose sugars.
Lactococcus Lactis SR3-54
L. Lactis is a patented organism which brings new thinking to improving the feed value of grass, maize or whole-crop silages.
The organism derives its distinctive characteristics from a unique ability to inhibit clostridia. This directly results in reduced dry matter losses.
L. Lactis also combines with other components in Safeguard 5 to inhibit many of the yeasts and moulds which cause aerobic spoilage and heating. Moulds and clostridia are implicated in reducing palatability and can generate toxins that may have negative effects on many dairy cows.
Sugar-enhancing xylanase enzyme
Convert normally indigestible xylem core to provide pentose sugars.
Produces a lower acidity combination of acetic and lactic acids, improving aerobic stability, reducing heating and reducing yeast and mould growth.
This fast acting bacteria quickly reduces the silage pH to take control of the fermentation and ensure that a favorable fermentation is achieved.
Yeasts and moulds which are present in all forages can grow in slowly fermenting silages using the remaining air trapped in the crop. On opening the pit these yeasts and moulds grow and use the fermentable energy (sugars, acids etc.) producing heat, losses in dry matter and reducing the ME of the silage.
The rate at which these spoilage organisms use the energy can be measured by temperature rises. An effective additive should not only rapidly ferment the crop to a preserved silage, it should also control these spoilage organisms from growing.
The chart shows how L. Buchneri has effectively extended the stability of the silages for longer, providing more time to feed out and consume the silage before these spoilage organisms burn off the energy.
Moulds can produce mycotoxins, so the control of the growth of these organisms is essential to maintain intakes, energy supply and animal health.
Contact us on 01691 830741 to talk to a member of our team about effective control of silage quality, dry matter yield and mycotoxin challenge