Genetic Technologies Limited


Get more from your silage

Inoculants preserve more nutrients and drymatter from your pasture or crop – and that means your livestock can produce more milk or more meat. Put simply, they help you lock in more of the pasture or crop's nutrients and drymatter so that they can be used your livestock.

The positive effects of silage inoculants observed in controlled industry and university studies are:

  • Lower silage pH

  • Greater lactic acids content

  • Greater drymatter recovery (less shrinkage, spoilage, and run-off)

  • Improved silage digestibility (higher feed energy levels)

  • Increased animal performance (more milk or more meat per tonne of silage fed)

How do silage inoculants work?

  • When you make silage, bacteria converts plant sugars to acid. This acid drops the pH and preserves the silage

  • All crops contain a range of bacteria. Some are more effecient at converting sugar to the right type of acid than others. The most desirable fermentation produces high levels of lactic acid

  • A quality silage incoulant contains thousands of efficient lactic acid producing bacteria

  • When added in large numbers to a forage crop at harvest time, these out-compete the naturally occurring bacteria resulting in a more efficient fermentation which reduces drymatter losses


Maize inoculants

Maize inoculants

See the range
Spring inoculants

Spring inoculants

See the range