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PERFECT SIL

THE DOUBLE ACTION THAT MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

MICROBIOLOGICAL ADDITIVES FOR SILAGE AND FORAGE

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AUTUMN WINTER

PERFECT SIL GRASS

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CORN AND MASHES

PERFECT SIL PLUS

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HAY AND BALES

PERFECT SIL HAY

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WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE PERFECT SIL LINE…

IN THE SHORT TERM?

 Better metabolic efficiency of LABs

Better aerobic stability, control and prevention of some kinds of fermentation (limited secondary fermentation)

Faster lowering of the pH

RESULTS

  • Reduction of losses and improvement in silage stability and storage
  • Production of potentially antimicrobial molecules
  • A fast acidification of forage and a reduction of unwanted microorganisms

IN THE LONG TERM?

Reduction of energy and nutrient losses

Better nutritional value in forages

RESULTS

  • Improvement in animals’ performances
  • Return higher than additive costs
  • Better hygienic quality of silage
  • Greater safety of dairy and meat chain

WHY USE MICROBIOLOGICAL ADDITIVES FOR FORAGE?

MICROBIAL INOCULA AND ENZYME PREPARATION ARE CONSIDERED NATURAL PRODUCTS THAT ARE ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY, SAFE TO MANIPULATE AND NON-CORROSIVE FOR MACHINERY.

Farmers are well aware of the importance of forage quality in order to have high milk and meat production, healthy animals and cost containment.

Thanks to the use of microbiological additives, today is it possible to improve fermentationaerobic stability, and digestibility to bring to the stable all the energy harvested in the field.

AKRON has developed a line dedicated to farm silage and forage, PERFECT SIL, consisting of two products to be used simultaneously. These are bacterial inocula based on homo and heterofermentative Lactobacilli and metabolites with catalytic action produced by a fermentation process, using a particular Aspergillus Oryzae strain.

MEET OUR EXPERTS

WE WILL LEAD YOU TO THE REALIZATION OF HIGHER-QUALITY FORAGE

Over the years, research has answered some of the questions arose about the effect of inocula for silage under various conditions and management procedures. One thing is certain: the conditions needed to produce an optimal silage change every year, depending on several factors. The good outcome depends on multiple variables such as a proper variety choice, an appropriate agronomic management, a right harvest time…

AKRON srl provides a team of experts to help the farmer best interpret all such variables in order to optimize the final product.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE SILAGE

Treating the silage in a farm is of the utmost importance to improve the company profitability, since a high-quality forage leads to a significant increase of milk production within cows in a year. A phenomenon that could lead to a negative impact undoubtedly is the volatility of raw materials, i.e. the tendency to marked and unpredictable variations.
in order to tackle this issue, it is essential to aim to the valorisation of the produced food and follow fundamental storage rules, the starting point on which the efficiency of the entire supply chain is based. An appropriate agronomic management, a right harvest time, a proper silage compaction and a fair use of microbiological additives are at the core of an optimal productive preservation process.

Through the treatment with microbiological additives, you can improve: aerobic stability and nutritional aspects.

AEROBIC STABILITY

The aerobic stability is measured in hours and refers to how much the silage remains stable before undergoing a temperature increase up to 2°C. The higher this value, the higher the silage quality.

The targeted combination of homo and heterofermentative lactic bacteria improves the aerobic stability thanks to a release of acetic acid (more than 100 hours).

NUTRITIONAL ASPECTS

The digestibility of the fibre and the availability of more energy are the key components of nutritional aspects. Treating the silage with our specific microbiological additives pool improves the digestibility through a series of different mechanisms, including: direct hydrolysis, palatability improvement, intestinal viscosity changes, digestion site changes. Having a better digestibility of nutrients means increasing the forage energetic power (test media +0,28 NEL/kg SS)

WHAT DO OUR EXPERTS SAY ABOUT WHEN AND HOW TO USE THEM?

The most supportive and scientific answer is: "It depends".
The kind of inoculum that should be used depend in part on the material to ensile and in part on the objective you want to achieve.

  • If you want to preserve the quality of the harvest as close as possible to the one of the culture at the ensiling time, you should use an inoculum that maximise the production of lactic acid: a homofermentative.
  • If you want to preserve the heat, you should use an inoculum that produce acetic acid: a heterofermentative.
  • You deal with inocula that allow to obtain rapid and efficient fermentation processes, ensuring the aerobic stability.
  • These are highly soluble products, without problems of sedimentation, easy to use, with high stability and vitality.
  • They have been tested both by accredited institutions and breeders to demonstrate a better conservation, reduction of the spoilage and increase in the nutritional value of forage.
  • They provide a particularly important enzymatic support for the nutrients use and digestion.

TO AVOID THE SILAGE WARMING DURING AUTUMN AND WINTER SEASONS, YOU NEED TO BE PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE TRENCH HYGIENE

Open-air silage trenches are exposed to the elements. This can represent a problem mainly in autumn and winter. Rain and snow are often responsible for dirty trench surfaces and poor silage hygiene.
Here are some recommendations to ensure an optimal hygiene of the trench:

Recommendation 1: Remove the forage residuals after each pickup

Remove the loos material from the desiling area. Dirty silage residuals from the previous pickup can contaminate the silage and leading to its warming. You can see it very clearly with a thermal camera. The picture on the left shows a pure silage, the one on the right a silage in which the residuals of the previous pickup caused a warming of the desiling site.

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Recommendation 2: Do not uncover the silage excessively

The infiltration of rainwater or moisture from melting snow cause the creation of mould and the spoilage of the silage. This depends on the fact that, with water, also the oxygen enter the mass from above. Moreover, the action of the rain flushes the useful fermentation acids, which accumulate in the lower layers. These are situations to avoid. The silage must not remain extensively uncovered for a greater convenience, on the contrary this can be done only as far as the temporary need is met.

Recommendation 3: Cutting face advancement

In order to spoilage the aerobic spoilage with the open trench, it is important to have a minimum cutting face advancement that must be of in 15 cm/day -  100 cm/week in winter and of 23 cm/day - 160 cm/week in summer.

WINTER CONSUMPTION

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SUMMER CONSUMPTION

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Recommendation 4: Avoid the introduction of air between the silage and the tarpaulin

Mainly in the case of trenches oriented to wind, it is necessary to place a “movable” barrier for the oxygen, for example by putting sandbags crosswise to the trench in correspondence to the desiling cutting area. Every time you uncover – even slightly – the mass to pick it up, the barrier must be moved back. In this way, you prevent air from entering between the tarpaulin and silage. In facts, the air penetration promotes the development of yeasts and moulds, causing the warming of the mass.

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