Three things to check with CFUs in silage inoculants

In addition to ensuring product contains correct level of CFUs, producers should always ask to see independent data to support claims made for any inoculant.

Every time forage is ensiled, there is a microscopic war between “good” bacteria that can create high-quality silage and “bad” microbes that may cause spoilage. To help win this war, livestock producers need an army of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) from inoculants tested to achieve the desired goals, according to Dr. Bob Charley, forage products manager for Lallemand Animal Nutrition.

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