For example, using Siloferm produces at least 400 litres more milk per hectare of grass. When BioCool is used, the main effect is during feeding out process. Heating up and moulding are therefore avoided. This also means a significant increase in basic feed performance, with an increase of up to 1,000 litres more milk per hectare of maize silage.
This mode of action of biological products is well known. But is this still sufficient under current silage conditions? Additional effects are becoming increasingly important. This also applies to Siloferm and BioCool. The lactic acid bacteria contained in both of this products perform better and therefore differ significantly from other lactic acid bacteria.
Additional effects beyond the initial effect are now an important criterion for classifying product quality. Important additional effects of Siloferm and BioCool are, for example, control of the pH value in the silage and cell wall decomposition. Many silages today are significantly richer in lactic acid than in the past. Why is not yet fully understood, however, there are repeated reports of reduced feed acceptance of these acidic silages. To what extent the lower pH-value also influences the acidosis risk also cannot be answered yet. Many farms already use buffering substances, e.g. sodium bicarbonate, as a prophylactic treatment in feeding, which causes additional costs. However, the low pH values in combination with the high lactic acid content can also become problematic if yeasts were active at the same time and could produce alcohol.