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Why use an additive?

With modern silage making techniques and equipment, farmers are often able to make good silage without ​ using a silage additive. In fact, those who are placed in silage competitions are sometimes non additive users. So why should farmer’s treat their silage and spend the extra money?

Stock do generally eat on average 5% more treated silage because it tends to be more palatable, but that alone does not justify the extra cost of treatment. ​ Todays farmers need to be able to see a return on the money spent on their additive, and understand the cost/benefit. There are four different areas where you can see and potentially measure the return:

 

  • Reduced Dry Matter loss during fermentation
  • Reduced heating and waste after opening
  • Increased milk production
  • Increased live weight gain

Product Range

Afbeelding: Augustus KWS
Forage Additive

We offer our customers a choice from 8 branded additive product ranges:

  • Pioneer
  • Ecoproducts
  • Volac
  • Sil-All products
  • Micron
  • Schaumann
  • FiveF Agri
  • Perstorp

This wide offering covers the full spectrum of the latest ingredients and preservation principles:

  • Bacteria
  • Enzymes
  • Microbial
    Inhibitors
  • Chemical
    Preservatives
  • Acids

We can supply products for all potential applications and situations:

  • Silage
  • Haylage
  • Hay
  • Alkalage
  • Alkagrain
  • Crimping
  • TMR
  • Slurry
  • Biogas
  • Grain
  • Organic

We can also supply an applicator for any potential forage treatment situation.

Please contact the Forage & Arable office 0845 070 6280 for further information and current pricing.