- Faster, more efficient fermentation
- Improved aerobic stability
- Reduced DM losses
- Improved palatability
- Improved animal performance
Livestock nutrition and forage preservation company, Volac, has had its recently-launched silage additive, Ecocool, approved by the German Agricultural Society, DLG (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft), for improving the aerobic stability of maize and wholecrop cereal silages. This prestigious approval, which is based on trials by three separate research institutes across Germany, gives farmers added validation of the product’s effectiveness, says Volac agri R&D manager, Philip Jones. “Aerobi...
Low cereal prices could mean making wholecrop cereal silage is a ‘no brainer’ for topping up this season’s tight grass silage stocks on dairy and other livestock farms, says Ecosyl silage specialist, Derek Nelson. This, coupled with the drive to maximise use of home-grown forages to reduce reliance on bought-in feeds, makes wholecrop an obvious option, he maintains. “We’ve seen in the past that wholecrop cereals have proved an ideal silage where grass yields or quality levels have...