FAQ

What is the shelf life of BONSILAGE products?
  • Unopened cans can be stored for up to 24 months.
  • Cans do not need to be refrigerated and can be stored at room temperature (21° C), out of sunlight.
For how long can already dissolved product be used?
  • 24 – 48 hours if kept cool (15 – 20° C).
  • If kept refrigerated (4° C) it can be stored for 1 week.
Can already dissolved products be stored in a freezer for next harvest?

No, by storing the solution in the freezer the bacteria might get killed.

Is it possible to monitor the efficacy of BONSILAGE products?

Yes, by laboratory analysis: Product-specific fermentation patterns can be identified and thus the efficacy can be proven!

Are higher dosages required for lower dry matter contents?

No, by using the right BONSILAGE product, which is designed for forages containing low dry matter levels it is not necessary to increase the dosage!

What are the differences between very low dry matter and very high dry matter containing silages?

Silages containing very low dry matter contents are prone for butyric acid fermentation, while silages contain high dry matter levels are prone for reheating during feed-out.

Why do the different BONSILAGE products contain different LAB strains and different concentrations?
  • Each forage has its own requirements and therefore BONSILAGE products are specially tailored to those requirements.
  • Also, special fermentation add-ons such as the formation of propylene glycol require high concentrations of special LAB.
Are BONSILAGE products able to suppress fungi brought into the silage?

Yes, several BONSILAGE products have a targeted effect against molds!

Do high levels of acetic acid lower daily feed intake?
  • The decisive factor is which microorganisms have produced the acetic acid during the ensiling process. Undesirable fermentation failures result in the formation of not only acetic acid, but also other unwanted substances that reduce feed intake and cause high dry matter losses during the ensiling process.
  • Acetic acid produced by Lb. buchneri does not lower the intake!
What is the differences between BONSILAGE products and chemical silage additives?

BONSILAGE is a purely biological silage additive that induce a lactic acid fermentation with all its benefits (e.g. pleasant smell, high palatability etc.) Chemical products have a preservative effect only without mentioned additional positive effects.

What effect does wilting time have on sugar contents and protein quality?

Short wilting time times promote ensilability and prevent carbohydrate losses. They additionally improve protein quality, as proteolysis is reduced.