Since forage makes up the major portion of ruminant diets, producers rely on good quality forage – higher in crude protein and Relative Feed Value (RFV) – to keep their herds healthy and performing at their full potential. Higher quality hay can reduce protein and energy supplementation costs and help improve animal performance overall. Culbac Forage is a unique, multi-purpose preservative and fermentation additive for hay and fermented forage. It can be used on baled hay or silage, to conserve digestible nutrients and improve its nutritive qualities and overall RFV.
High quality hay and fermented forage are important components in Total Mixed Rations (TMR’s).
When used on baled hay, Culbac Forage inhibits mold growth and allows baling at higher moisture levels, resulting in forage that is greener, softer and higher in crude protein and Relative Feed Value (RFV).
When used on silage, haylage or balage, Culbac Forage enhances the anaerobic fermentation of ensiled and baled crops by facilitating the growth of lactic-acid producing bacteria. This effectively reduces biological degradation and conserves digestible nutrients of the forage, improving its feeding value and nutritive quality.
Culbac Forage applied to ground hay stored outside or fermented forage in the TMR will prevent heating and mold growth, maintaining the feeding value produced at harvest.
Culbac Forage has been approved for use by several state and regional organic certification agencies.
- 2.5 fl. oz. per ton of hay, ranging from 16% to 22% moisture
- 5.0 fl. oz. per ton, when moisture is over 22%
- 0.4 lbs. per ton of hay, ranging from 16% to 22% moisture
- 0.8 lbs. per ton, when moisture is over 22%