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Lallemand Animal Nutrition launches newest forage inoculant

Magniva Platinum allows feedout flexibility, maximizes dry matter and nutrient retention in feed.

Lallemand Animal Nutrition announces the launch of its newest product in the line of Magniva Forage Inoculants — Magniva Platinum. For U.S. producers, Magniva Platinum is the next step in the product line, complete with three unique bacterial strains: Pediococcus pentosaceus NCIMB 12455, Lactobacillus buchneri NCIMB 40788 and Lactobacillus hilgardii CNCM I-4785 — and an enzyme package. In combination, these strains have been proven to maximize dry matter, nutrient retention, feed digestibility and aerobic stability.

“The difference in Magniva Platinum lies in the addition of the newly patented lactic acid a bacterium L. hilgardii CNCM I-4785,” said Renato Schmidt, PhD, Technical Services – Forage at Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “L. hilgardii CNCM I-4785 works in combination with the other strains and the enzyme package to improve stability of the silage faster as well as maintain stability for longer stored silages.”

Magniva Platinum puts producers in control of their silages more than ever before. The combination strains work together to provide dominant fermentation and improve aerobic stability in a shorter timeframe, offering more feedout flexibility. This means producers can open their silage in just 15 days, helping manage long-term feed costs and increase profitability.

“We have extensive data from the University of Delaware, University of Florida, the Lallemand Center of Excellence in Chazy, NY and the Lethbridge Research Centre,” said Schmidt. “The data from the University of Delaware shows us that Magniva Platinum, at the recommended rate for high moisture corn (HMC, applied at 1.5 rate), led to improvements in fermentation characteristics and aerobic stability compared to untreated HMC after 15-day and 130-day fermentations.”

Lallemand’s forage inoculants have been on the U.S. market for more than 20 years. In that time, they’ve been proven to deliver consistently high-quality silage year after year.

“Ensiled forages represent a vital, but increasingly more expensive portion of rations for dairy and beef cattle,” said Schmidt. “The quality of the silage directly impacts animal nutrition and well-being, which is where Magniva Forage Inoculants come in. With the addition of Magniva, producers can control both the fermentation and quality of their forage, as well as enhance the overall value at feedout.”

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