- Model II - Forage Inoculant



Biotal Plus II is a unique forage inoculant proven to enhance the ensiling fermentation process, reducing spoilage and forage losses, maximizing nutrient retention and dry matter (DM) recovery from preserved feeds. Biotal Plus II also increases fiber digestibility and helps maintain aerobic stability at feed-out.

Biotal Plus II provides fast, efficient fermentation to help improve feed efficiency and drive production.

What is in Biotal Plus II?

Pediococcus pentosaceus 12455 and Propionibacterium freudenreichii R243

Main features: 

  • Provides fast, efficient fermentation to prevent bad fermentations due to Clostridia, Listeria, Enterobacteria, etc., enzymes produce sugars matched to the the utilization capabilities of strain 12455 to drive and direct the
    ensiling process, for less heating and spoilage and better digestibility.
  • Produces propionic acid to help reduce yeast and mold levels.

Colony Forming Units:

  • 120,000 CFU/g fresh forage

Biotal Plus II is a patented inoculant formulation with high activity enzymes to help direct fermentation and increase fiber digestibility.

Biotal Plus II is used for:

  • Grasses
  • Legumes
  • Grains
  • Whole crop silages
  • Crops exposed to conditions that cause yeast and mold growth in the field

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Biotal Plus II helps achieve fast fermentation and improved aerobic stability which leads to:

  • Improved DM recovery
  • Ideal fermentation
  • Better protein quality
  • Less heating

Biotal Plus II treated silages had significantly higher in NDF-digestibility over eight hours incubation compared to untreated silage in in-situ digestibility tests.1

Finishing steers fed HMC treated with Biotal Plus II had higher average daily gain compared to the control.2

Dairy cows fed grass silage treated with Biotal Plus II significantly increased milk yield and composition.3 Also,
cows fed corn silage treated with Biotal Plus II saw an increase in fat-corrected milk (FCM) yield.4

HMC treated with Biotal Plus II was significantly more stable after 90 days of storage compared to the control.5


1 (BTUSE040) Givens, D. I. Lallemand Unpublished, 1992. ADAS Drayton, Feed Evaluation Unit, UK. 2 (BTUSE054) Kreikemeier, K. K. and Bolsen, K. K. Effect of Treating High-Moisture Corn with a Bacterial Inoculant (Biotal) at Ensiling on Fermentation Efficiency and Growth Performance and Carcass Merit of Finishing Steers, 1995 Cattleman’s Day, Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service, Report of Progress 745 3 (BTUSE042) Patterson, D. C. Lallemand Unpublished, 1998. Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland, Hillsborough, UK. 4 (BTUSE025) Leaver, J. D. Lallemand Unpublished, 1992. Wye College, University of London, UK. 5 (BTUSE027) Muck, R. Unpublished. USDA Dairy Research Center. Madison, WI.

Package Sizes: 100 g, 400, or 1 kg water soluble concentrate to treat 50/200/500 tons of forage (1,785 bu/7,140 bu/17,850 bu), respectively.  A dry applied granular version is also available. When properly applied, BIOTAL® Plus II will deliver 120,000 CFU/g of forage.

US Patent Number: 5,432,074

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