Silage is a biological process which depends on many different factors and it is very important to create the right conditions to preserve a high energy and protein content. Proper ensiling ensures the nutritional content, palatability and hygiene of the feed. An improved palatability will increase feed intake which in turn stimulates milk production, growth and animal health.
Hygiene is all-important if you wish to maintain a good level of health in your herd. This applies both to the hygiene in the livestock house and during milking, and to the hygiene of the feed. Poor-quality feed impairs the immune system of the animals and makes them more susceptible to infections. Not infrequently this manifests itself as a raised cell count in the bulk tank milk. Acid based silage additives lower the pH in the green matter instantaneously and thus impair or stop the growth of unwanted microorganisms. Molds such as Penicillium roqueforti and bacteria such as clostridia are reduced to a minimum. Stability of the feed in storage is also increased by inhibiting the growth of yeast.
ProMyr™: complete solutions in ensiling
Perstorp offers products and services for efficient ensiling and has done so since the 1960s. Our latest generation of ProMyr™ ensiling products is non-corrosive and safer to handle. All of our ProMyr™ silage additives are thoroughly tested and have undergone development over many years in order to ensure a good start to the ensiling process and at the same time to produce silage that remains stable during storage. Our silage additives have several advantages, they:
- inhibit the growth of undesired microorganisms and prevent biochemical degradation
- ensure that the silage maintains its nutritional value
- reduce solids losses
- improve the hygienic quality
- result in a more palatable feed
Perstorp strives continuously to improve feed quality, animal health and profitability. We maintain active partnerships with leading researchers and universities and we cooperate closely with authorities, other companies in the sector and our own customers. You can regard us as an ensiling specialist who will assist you with everything from advice and analyses to finding solutions to problems. With our own research department and a team of agronomists with practical experience, we are the partner best able to make your ensiling more efficient and more profitable.