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Choosing the right inoculant for your corn silage

Choosing the right inoculant for your corn silage

News   •   Aug 01, 2016 09:00 GMT

Which inoculant to use for your corn silage can be a difficult choice to make, as many factors affect fermentation. To make this decision easier, we’ve developed a variety of handy tools to help you make the best decision for your crops — and ultimately for your cows.

How Probios® probiotics work in dairy cows

How Probios® probiotics work in dairy cows

News   •   Jul 06, 2016 20:19 GMT

A new technical bulletin from Chr. Hansen explains how its ruminant direct-fed microbials (DFMs) — Probios® Complete and Probios® Precise — work in dairy cattle to deliver a number of important benefits.

SiloSolve® FC reduces spoilage, increases dry matter recovery in corn silage

SiloSolve® FC reduces spoilage, increases dry matter recovery in corn silage

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.

SiloSolve® FC keeps grass silage fresher with two fungus-fighting bacterial strains

SiloSolve® FC keeps grass silage fresher with two fungus-fighting bacterial strains

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.

What can a fermentation analysis tell you about your silage?

What can a fermentation analysis tell you about your silage?

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.

SiloSolve® MC improves milk production in US study

SiloSolve® MC improves milk production in US study

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.

SiloSolve® MC enhances silage quality, milk yields in European study

SiloSolve® MC enhances silage quality, milk yields in European study

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.

​Improving the feedout quality of drought-stressed corn silage

​Improving the feedout quality of drought-stressed corn silage

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

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.

​Dairy production is challenging. Choosing silage inoculants doesn’t have to be.

​Dairy production is challenging. Choosing silage inoculants doesn’t have to be.

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.

SiloSolve® MC boosts fermentation and preservation of barley silage

SiloSolve® MC boosts fermentation and preservation of barley silage

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.

SiloSolve® FC preserves corn silage after short periods of fermentation

SiloSolve® FC preserves corn silage after short periods of fermentation

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.

Managing heat stress in dairy cows

Managing heat stress in dairy cows

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.

Improving feed efficiency in dairy cattle

Improving feed efficiency in dairy cattle

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.