Silo-King® is a multi-purpose forage and grain treatment programme for use on grass silage, maize silage, wholecrop, crimped grains, legumes and ensiled fodder beet and wet grains.
Silo-King® has been designed and manufactured on its home-based plant as a forage additive tool to help forage producers retain greater quantity and improve the quality of harvested forages. The ultimate goal of treating forages with Silo-King® is a rapid and efficient stabilisation of the silage mass during the ensiling process, resulting in more retained feed and nutrients for LWG/Milk production.
Silo-King® was not developed overnight but it is regularly enhanced based on over 50 years of experience.
Antioxidants: Scavenges oxygen and limits respiration to minimise heating
Enzymes: Pre-digests fibre and improves cell wall digestibility
Lactic Acid Bacteria (LAB): Flash fermentation – rapidly lowers pH; increases lactic acid production
• Silo-King® helps get the environment right
• Silo-King® helps speed up fermentation by dropping pH fast
• Treating with Silo-King® helps reduce dry matter loss
• Treating with Silo-King® helps provide softer feed (lower ADF/NDF)
• Treating with Silo-King® helps forage retain more calories
The cost of production is determined by the quality of the forage that is fed. The core of any ruminant diet is, therefore, the forage. Bugs in the rumen break down fibrous feeds that simple stomached animals like ourselves cannot.
This process is fermentation, just like silage making, and takes place without oxygen. Rumen bugs have the ability
to multiply rapidly but factors like palatability, acid load, protein balance or insufficient available energy can reduce
their growth. Mechanical issues like fibre length, sorting, slug feeding and trough space will also influence the rumen. Finally, anti-nutritional factors in the forage like mycotoxins, nitrates, clostridia and others need to be assessed and addressed. The Area Manager’s job is to work with the farmer to identify “Profit Robbers” like these.
A higher forage:concentrate ratio through increased forage digestibility gives higher production for a given amount of concentrate. Higher forage diets are generally rumen friendly and are beneficial for cow health.