News • Jun 28, 2016 20:19 GMT
A recent study shows that SiloSolve® FC keeps corn silage fresher for longer, thanks to two bacterial strains that work together to increase dry matter recovery and reduce spoilage.
News • Jun 20, 2016 18:03 GMT
Two bacterial strains in SiloSolve® FC work together to keep grass silage fresh both during fermentation and at feed-out, a new European study shows.
News • Jun 20, 2016 15:28 GMT
Fermentation analyses are important for assessing silage quality. These reports usually yield clues about the relative number and kind of microorganisms that controlled the fermentation process.
News • Jun 15, 2016 08:55 GMT
Dairy cows fed corn silage treated with SiloSolve® MC had significantly higher milk yields, a recent US study shows.
News • Jun 12, 2016 15:16 GMT
A recent European study shows that inoculating alfalfa silage with SiloSolve® MC significantly improves feed quality, resulting in higher milk yields in dairy cows.
News • Jun 11, 2016 07:37 GMT
Widespread drought in recent years has necessitated changes to annual harvest and forage management practices. Drought-stressed corn can be a good source of high-quality silage, but the key is to manage it carefully — from harvest to feedout.
The bacterium and the butterfly: Improving microbial diversity on dairies with a lesson from chaos theory
News • Jun 10, 2016 11:01 GMT
In complex systems, small and seemingly insignificant changes can make a big difference. In chaos theory, this principle is illustrated by the “butterfly effect.” On your dairy, it’s reflected in microbial diversity — a concept that has a major impact on your crops, animals and ultimately, your bottom line.
News • Jun 10, 2016 10:37 GMT
Forage quality and supply are two major components of modern dairy production, but since silage is made only three to five times a year, it’s important to make the right decision when choosing a silage inoculant. To make this decision easier, Chr. Hansen has launched a new, interactive website featuring handy tools and useful information to help producers make the best choices for their farms.
News • Jun 10, 2016 09:21 GMT
Joining Chr. Hansen as global director of scientific affairs and marketing, Dr. Steve Lerner has had an impressively diverse career that makes him a natural fit for his new role, which bridges innovation, commercial development and marketing.
News • Jun 07, 2016 14:59 GMT
A recent European study shows that SiloSolve® MC keeps barley silage better for longer, resulting in less feed spoilage and higher dry matter recovery.
News • Jun 06, 2016 14:30 GMT
Periodic feed shortages are a fact of livestock production. When they happen, producers are sometimes forced to feed silage that is still in the process of fermenting. To help producers better cope with feed shortages, we conducted a field trial to test the effect of SiloSolve® FC on corn silage that had been fermented for short periods of time.
News • Jun 01, 2016 14:01 GMT
In North America, heat stress is a significant cow health issue with economic consequences. The combination of lost milk and components, poor reproductive performance, rumen acidosis, increased health care costs and reduced heifer growth rates can have a significant financial impact on the dairy.
News • Jun 01, 2016 13:35 GMT
The United States dairy production has continued to grow despite competition for land and other agricultural resources from other agronomic and livestock/poultry alternatives. More efficient utilization of resources has now become a major objective of many dairies as they increase the size of their dairy herd despite a limited land base.