Bishop’s Ag Services Premium L.buchneri Inoculants
What are the Benefits of Sila Sweet?
Quality Forage Quality Storage
Benefits of SILA Sweet Forage Inoculants:
- Ease of use
- Mixes easily and stays mixed
- Non-Corrosive. Our products will not harm your equipment
- Reduce feed loss
- Improve feed Quality, Palatability and Intake
- “More milk per cow”
- Longer bunk life and less spoilage
- 48 hour use time
- Formulas for Alfalfa, Corn silage, High moisture grain,
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How it Works and What You Should Know.
It’s all about protecting the sugars
- First we start with a bacteria base containing bacteria and enzymes from Lallemand. While most companies use 1 or 2 strains of bacteria, Sila Sweet contains 4 unique strains of bacteria and 4 effective enzymes, in addition our premium product which also includes the L. Buchneri bacteria for long term storage.
- Second, Sila Sweet Brand inoculants are crop specific, you get the right bacteria on the right crop.
- Third, Sila Sweet is packaged fresh right here in Wisconsin using our special air tight resealable pouches. When you receive your product, you get complete and easy to understand instructions for mixing and application to your forage.
We invite you to look at the labels on our order page. What you’ll see there is exactly what you are buying. At Bishop’s Ag Services we want you to be assured that the Sila Sweet products that you are purchasing are going to give you a real return on your investment by maintaining your feed’s quality, and in the end, help improve your milk output and/or weight gain.
Results That are Backed by Scienctific Research
Your ROI can be upwards of 8 to 1!
Proffesor Richard Muck at the ForageResearch Center recently concluded another study on forage inoculants. Once again, research proves what Bishop’s Ag Services inoculant bacteria manufacturers Alltec and Lallemand have been telling us for years.
When you feed forages that have been treated with a good quality inoculant, not only do you save more of your feed but you get more milk.
There can be additional savings on shrink.
Proffesor Muck says the “real surprise” with these products has been improvements in animal performance – including milk production in cows. About a third of the trials with homofermentative silage inoculants are positive in terms of intake. Likewise, just over half the trials are positive in terms of gain, while just under half are positive in terms of milk. Typical improvements when they work are 3 to 5 percent (in feed intake, weight gain or milk). For cows milking 100 pounds a day, that’s 3 to 5 pounds of more milk, nothing to sneeze at notes Muck.
As for return on investment (ROI) for homofermentative silage inoculants, Muck thinks the “products pay for themselves on DM recovery alone”. Figuring 2 to 3 percent DM recovery on average, and treating 1,000 tons as fed ($1,000) you’d save 25 tons as fed. If each ton saved is worth $40 or more (on the low side with today’s prices), you’d break even, he deciphers.
But on top of that is improved animal performance – 3 to 5 percent when they’re effective. Assuming 3 pounds of milk per cow per day (when effective), and if homofermentative inoculants are effective 50 percent of the time, a safer bet might be 1 1/2 pounds more milk per cow per day. With milk at $16 a hundredweight, that’s 24 cents extra income per cow per day. If a cow is eating 60 pounds of silage as few per day, then the inoculant cost is three cents per cow per day. That’s about an 8 to 1 ROI.
If the homofermentative inoculant is only providing DM recovery, you’ll break even and possibly make a small profit by using it, but the bigger return comes with better milk production from inoculating the silage, Muck says.
Silage inoculants impact more than fermentation in the bunker. Research at the U.S. Dairy Forage Research Center is showing dairy cow performance benefits too.
Combination inoculants may very well be the best of both worlds in terms of their benefits to silage feed systems. Agri-View interview with prof. Muck
Are you ready to move up to a new premium product?
We have Sila Sweet for your forage and corn silage and each have 4 strains of bacteria and 4 enzymes. With our Sila Sweet DM-CS/LB you also get the added benefit of the L. Buchneri bacteria for a more stable bunk and feed out. We don’t think you’ll find a better performing product at any price.