Silko for alfalfa is intended for the preparation of alfalfa silage/haylage, and its application is reflected in the higher nutritional value of silage and numerous other benefits that contribute to its overall quality.
Why is it important and how does Silko for alfalfa work?
The goal of preserving green plants by ensiling is to preserve their nutritional value for as long as possible and to obtain tasty and healthy food for the animals, as well as to ensure stable milk and meat production.
Silage is a product that is created in the process of preserving fodder by ensiling it with the use of natural microflora or adding inoculated, selected strains of lactic acid bacteria.
Since lactic acid bacteria are in very small numbers, and the sugars ferment according to the heterofermentative type, the fermentation flow is uncontrolled, and the silage is usually not of satisfactory quality, has no nice taste and smell and the animals are reluctant to consume it.
For that reason, it is recommended to use inoculants, i.e. special additives based on homofermentative lactic acid bacteria, because a high number of these bacteria is achieved in the beginning.
What is needed for successful silage preparation?
For successful silage preparation, it is necessary to provide anaerobic conditions by compacting, which prevents the growth of aerobic microorganisms, such as yeasts, molds, and putrefactive bacteria, which have a bad effect on the quality of silage and animal health.
Silko for alfalfa contains homofermentative lactic acid bacteria that produce enzymes that hydrolyze polysaccharides to monosaccharides and thus reduce the sugar deficit in alfalfa. It also contains a consortium of homofermentative lactic acid bacteria that are active at different pH.