Microbial Silage Additives contain either Hetero or Homo fermentative lactic acid bacteria with some having a mixture of both.
Homo-fermentative bacteria quickly ferments some of the sugars in the forage into lactic acid, ensuring a quick drop in pH. Lactic acid creates a more stable silage but also preserves the nutritional values too.
Hetero-fermentative bacteria produces lactic and acetic acid. Acetic acid improves aerobic stability and inhibits the growth of yeasts and moulds, the main cause of heating and spoilage once the clamp has been opened.
EM Silage contains a mix of both Homo and Hetero-fermentative bacteria but what really makes it stand out is the added yeast.
During the fermentation process the added yeast creates metabolites such as alcohols and organic acids. These metabolites increase the energy value of silage, further improve aerobic stability and provide a distinct aroma which significantly increases palatability.
Added yeast is unique to EM Silage and that’s why no other silage additive can produce 1,2 Propanediol (Propylene Glycol) during the fermentation process. Using EM Silage additive can produce 10g of Propylene Glycol in every kg of forage.
Every purchase of EM Silage comes with a free independent silage analysis and support from our in house Ruminant Specialists; giving you the peace of mind and expert advice needed when formulating rations. Simply fill out the form below so we can send you a sample bag and pre-paid envelope that will take your sample directly to Eurofins. As soon as the analysis results are back we will contact you with the results.