Our range of additives is designed specifically for modern silage making techniques. It has been thoroughly researched and independently tested to ensure grassland farmers achieve the best results.

Efficient grassland management and regular reseeding are essential to produce quality grass. To maximise return on investment it is crucial to maintain the feed quality of this grass when it is ensiled. As we head into cutting season, it’s important to consider the benefits of using a silage additive – particularly after the wet conditions we experienced in the first few months of 2018.

Why use a silage additive when ensiling grass?

The use of an effective silage additive reduces losses in the clamp due to spoilage organisms, helping to improve forage utilisation and retaining as much nutritional value as possible. This is essential for many producers who invest a lot, both financially and in terms of time.

Although the silage making process can be explained very simply, it is actually very complex and dependant on many factors, such as the natural microbial population, harvesting conditions and the sugar content of the grass. Consequently, silage quality can be variable. 

However, the fermentation process can be effectively controlled by using an appropriate additive. When fed, well fermented, well
preserved silage improves animal performance, giving more litres of milk and better liveweight gain. This in turn can reduce the cost of production and help to increase on-farm margins.