Pits and silos can inhibit rotting and fungus. Preventing the silo from rotting and other negative influencers, will maintain its taste and digestion. This is very important, as for example cows, which will get to eat the silo, desire a certain amount of vitamins and minerals that are found in the silo. If the silo is not 100%, the farmer will need to spend more money on providing the sufficient amount of nutrients to their animal.
When to use the product?
Careful storage is required to enable the natural preservation process to take place. When stored properly, the product will naturally acidify (pH <4,5), assuring a good conservation. When any outside influences like temperature play a role in the preservation of the silo, it is important to temper these negative influences (like e.g. rotting).
How does the product work?
The acidic liquid mix and its low pH level will neutralize the pH balance, which will prevent the silo from rotting and fungus from forming. Besides, it also supports the taste and digestion level of the silage because of the flavouring compounds of the product.
Why is this product advantageous?
Silage undergoes an anaerobic fermentation, which will start around 48 hours after the silo is filled. It means that the silo will convert sugars into acids. Right before this anaerobic fermentation starts, there’s an aerobic phase in which the trapped oxygen is consumed. The density of the silo will determine the level of chemical reaction. The more loosely the fodder is packed, the more oxygen. In this case there’s more chance of rotting and fungus to grow. In this case it’s important to add acid (low pH) to balance the overall pH level of the fodder. This is very important to keep the most nutrients, so that the eventual feed will remain well digestible and can be a proper nutritious meal for the animal. Silage Care is also optimal biologically degradable.
Preservatives: propionic acid (E280), acetic acid (E260), flavouring compounds: mixture of flavouring compounds.
At siling: make a 20% dilution and use it as follows:
- Grass: 1 to 2 litres/ton, depending on silage quality, DM% and weather conditions
- Corn: 0.5 to 1 litre/ton, depending on silage quality, DM% and weather conditions
- CCM/MKS: 2 litres/ton
Treatment of cutting surfaces and top layer: make a 10% dilution. Divide the dilution evenly over the surface with 0.5 to 1 litre per m2, depending on the silage quality and weather conditions.
Using a mixing machine: make a 10% dilution. Divide the dilution evenly over the silage using 2 litres per ton.
Note: An even distribution of the silage in the clamp is essential for an optimal effect. Take necessary precautions when handling the neat product. Silage Care is optimal biologically degradable.