More healthy cows with high-quality silages

The betterthe cows take their feed the cows take their feed from the basic feed and therefore from the silage silage, the healthier are the cows. Fermentation quality and hygiene status are often critical because they not only indicate the amount of silage losses. They also have a crucial impact on the tastiness and therefore a direct influence on how much feed the animals eat.

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Silage is generally the reason whenever the animals' output drops or if there are increased health problems. It may not be fermented just right (fermentation quality) or it is warm and moulding (hygienic status). And they do not eat anything that smells bad. This generates disorders in the metabolism such as ketosis or acidosis that in turn cause sicknesses among the animals. The higher the cows' output, the faster they react to fluctuating silage qualities and the greater is also the risk of illnesses in the metabolism.

Fermentation quality and hygienic status are imortant

Fermentation quality and hygienic status continue to be ignored to a great extent while nutrient and energy densities are checked up on a regular basic. Less than ten percent of the samples submitted for anaysis are examined for this. The result is the fact that only every second silage meets the needs of dairy cows. However, the cornerstone of profitable milk production the cornerstone of profitable milk production is metabolising basic diet from silage. If that's OK, then milk production is also efficient. The findings from a study in Norway demonstrate that clearly. The better the silage quality, the better the cows eat and the higher the milk output. However, if the grass silage was low quality, it was no longer possible to compensate in terms of feed.

Biological silage agents

The biological silage agents sSiloferm and BioCool have an important role to play in guaranteeing these quality requirements because they guarantee fermentation quality and hygienic status. While Siloferm is used in grass silages of as much as 35 percent of the content of dry matter substance (TS), it is advisable to use BioCool from 35 percent of TS because the risk of faulty fermentation is greater below 35 percent of TS. The lactic acid bacteria in Siloferm take action to guide and support the silage process. The risk for post-heating and moulding increases from 35 percent of TS so that using BioCool is advisable from this content of dry matter substance.

The bestsilage management silage management is an avenue for saving the costs of feed. It is often just a couple of hours that decide on the success of feeding when calculated over the year, They are the hours when the silage is generated for the coming season. However, if work is not efficient, it is always at the expense of quality and production costs. The most expensive silage is generated with a high level of nutrient losses, not with a lot of work while using silage agents.

You can get more information on silaging and basic diet management from Dr. Sabine Rahn. at +49+251+682-2289,, or under