Pioneer® brand

New Zealand Inoculant Research

Maize silage contains a high concentration of starch and sugars. This makes it more prone to heating when the stack or bunker is opened at feed-out time.

When silage heats it loses valuable nutrients which could have been used by the cow to produce milk. By applying the right silage inoculant and using good harvest, storage and feedout management techniques you can reduce heating in your maize silage.

A recent paper presented at the New Zealand Grassland Association conference4, compared the aerobic stability of eight different maize silages inoculated with a range of commercially available silage inoculants.

TIME BEFORE MAIZE SILAGE HEATS3

Pioneer® brand 11C33 inoculated silage stayed cooler 55.5 hours longer than the untreated control. There was no significant difference between other products and the untreated control.

Pioneer® Brand 11C33

11C33 is a maize silage specific inoculant that enhances silage fermentation quality and reduces the growth of yeasts and moulds responsible for heating and silage spoilage at feed-out time.

  • Improves maize silage quality
  • Reduces heating at feed-out time2
  • Feed-out silage up to 24 hours in advance2

Pioneer® Brand 11CFT

11CFT is a revolutionary new maize silage specific inoculant that improves fibre digestibility and reduces the growth of yeasts and moulds responsible for heating and silage spoilage at feed-out time2. 11CFT is ideal for farmers who are aiming to achieve very high per cow performance.

Pioneer® Brand 1132

1132 is a maize silage inoculant that improves maize silage quality and reduces silage losses (including shrinkage) during the silage-making process. Cows fed 1132 treated silage produce more milk per tonne of maize enslied.

  • Improves maize silage quality
  • Reduces silage losses during the ensiling process
  • Delivers more milk per tonne of maize ensiled

Pioneer® Brand 1174

1174 is a lower cost multi-crop inoculant which improves maize silage quality and reduces silage losses (including shrinkage) during the silage-making process.

  • Improves maize silage quality
  • Reduces silage losses during the ensiling process
  • Delivers more milk per tonne of maize ensiled

MILK RETURN PER TONE OF MAIZE ENSILED4

2While silage can be fed immediately after harvest, maximum aerobic stability gains will be made when it is fermented 30 days prior to feeding.

3Kleinmans et al, 2011. Using silage inoculants to improve the quality of pasture and maize silage in NZ. Proceedings of the NZ Grassland Association 73: 75-80.

4Returns are calculated relative to an untreated control using drymatter recovery data from Pioneer trials, Washington State University dairy trial milk production results and a milksolids payout of $6.00/kg/MS.