Silo-King® is Agri-King’s multi-purpose forage treatment program designed to allow farms to get the most from their homegrown feeds. The synergistic ingredients work together to guide forages through the ensiling process, predigest fibers and complex starches and provide aerobic stability to limit spoilage. With over 50 years of research and development behind it, Silo-King® is still American’s premier forage treatment product.
What Sets Silo-King® Apart?
Less Heating – Antioxidants scavenge oxygen within the forage or grain, minimizing respiration and heating to reduce dry matter loss and retain more nutrients.
Increased Digestibility – Enzymes break down the cell wall and predigest stem fibers or grain, allowing the fiber or grain to be digested easier within the animal’s rumen.
Enhanced Palatability – Reduced spoilage helps retain sugars to reduce secondary fermentation, which allows for improved palatability for livestock.
More Energy – Improved digestibility and nutrient retention help make for higher quality feeds with more available energy.
Improved Storage Life – Spoilage and heating are controlled to improve bunk life, resulting in minimized dry matter loss.
Agri-King Exclusive Lactic Acid Bacteria (LABs) – Controls ensiling process to completion; reduces dry matter loss; lowers pH for quicker fermentation.
Agri-King Exclusive Blend of Enzymes – Predigests complex fibers and starches, increasing digestibility and sugars while releasing more energy for rumen microorganisms.
Food-grade Antioxidants – Maintains oxygen-free environment to limit rancidity and growth of “spoilage organisms”.
What Types of Forage Does Silo-King Treat?
Silo-King® can be used to treat many different types of forages, including corn silage, haylage, balage, and high moisture corn. It can also be applied on multiple types of dry hay (small squares, large squares, round bales) and small grain silages (e.g. ryleage, oatlage).
What Varieties Are Available?
Silo-King® is available in five different varieties:
Silo-King® is our standard, granular version that works on corn silage, haylage, alfalfa hay, grass hay, balage, high moisture cracked grains and small grain silages.
Silo-King® WS is a water soluble version that works on haylage, corn silage and high moisture corn.
Silo-King® Plus offers a convenient method of applying directly to crops, such as hay, haylage, corn silage and high moisture corn.
Silo-King® WS Special is the USDA Certified organic water soluble version approved by MOSA for use in organic production.
How Much Do I Apply?
The application rate is dependent on many factors, including forage type, moisture percentages and crop maturity. For example, ensiled forages like corn silage and haylage require between 0.2 and 1.0 pounds of Silo-King® per ton of forage depending on the amount of dry matter. Similarly, dry hay has a higher treatment rate due to its inherent higher dry matter content.
How Do I Apply Silo-King®?
Agri-King carries a wide variety of applicators to fit your harvesting equipment to help ensure the proper application of Silo-King®. Agri-King works with you to achieve ensiling the best forage under various conditions. We offer a Silo-King® applicator for every size operation as well – Goliath, David, Sidekick, and the P45 Gandy. For more information on our applicators, click here.
For more information on Silo-King®, please contact us.