In silage with high water activity, clostridia may grow in the absence of oxygen. This infection, results in silage with high levels of butyrate, acetate, ammonia, and amines along with decreased lactate. Silage with clostridia has a strong odor, elevated pH and usually results in reduced palatability.
SiloSolve® MC is a silage additive containing three strains of lactic acid bacteria. One strain (L. lactis SR3.54)is noted for its patented ability to help control undesired microbials such as clostridia. The two additional strains aid in enhancing overall fermentation.
Targeted crops include those that are ensiled at high moisture where the risk of clostridial fermentation is high.