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Sila-Tec Silage Conditioner
For a Sweet,
Highly Palatable Silage

 

Sila-Tec silage conditioners work by feeding L-form Lactic Acid producing bacteria. The bacteria quickly reproduce and ferment silage packs with a sweet non-toxic fatty acid.
 

This fatty acid also partially digests the silage, making the nutrients more readily available to the animal. The end product is sweet, usually causing cattle to lick the bunk clean!
 

Also, L-Form Lactic Acid is compatible with the animal's rumen and functions as a prebiotic. It causes no digestive upsets and is quickly and naturally turned into propionic acid, further helping the digestive system.

The Sila-Tec fermentation process is quick and efficient. It changes heat producing trapped oxygen into a non-volatile gas. This keeps the silage pack cool and greatly reduces shrinkage. Sila-Tec silages can safely be fed within 24 hours after being treated!


ADVANTAGES

When properly applied, 

  1. Sila-Tec allows you to chop silages at higher moisture levels, which makes feeds more palatable.
     
  2. Sila-Tec lowers the temperature of the silage pack, resulting in:
         A. Keeping sugars less complex and more available.
         B. Reducing spoilage and pack shrinkage.
     
  3. The Sila-Tec fermentation is sweet, preventing physical problems caused by breathing less desirable fermentation odors such as ammonia or alcohol.
     
  4. Sila-Tec silages can sit in the feed bunk on 100 degree days without becoming rancid.
     
  5. Sila-Tec's fermentation process converts nitrates into protein, thereby helping to eliminate nitrate poisoning"!


 

Simply put:

Cattle love Sila-Tec conditioned silages 
and it shows in their weight gain!


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Sila-Tec 

How it works

Sila-Tec silage conditioners work by feeding the L-form Lactic Acid producing bacteria.

The bacteria quickly reproduce and ferment silage packs with a sweet non-toxic fatty acid.

This fatty acid also partially digests the silage, making the nutrients more readily available to the animal. 

The end product, being sweet, causes no digestive upsets and is quickly and naturally turned to propionic acid, further helping the digestive system. 

This usually causes cattle to lick the bunk clean!

WHY RAISE AND FEED SILAGE

Sila-Tec Treated Silages Offer Several Advantages

  1. Ruminants were naturally designed to consume and utilize forages. 
  2. With Sila-Tec treated silages greater intakes can be expected, than what is usual, without loss of gain or productions. 
  3. High silage rations (Sila-Tec treated) result, consistently with lowered cost of unit production. 
  4. More pounds of energy, protein, and minerals are available per acre as Silage as compared to grain only. 

     
  5. This means that more pounds of beef or milk can be produced per acre through silage. 
  6. Sila-Tec treated silage rations provide very good compatibility with the animal, as an example, incoming cattle ration. 
  7. Sila-Tec silage programs work well in double cropping systems in that earlier than usual removal of the first crop is commonplace. 
  8. The desire here is to remove crops for silage in a more plush, nutritious state in which has also helped in reducing annual weed problems and reduced insect damage in certain crops by direct cut, earlier.

     


 

ADVANTAGE OF USING SILA-TEC
CONDITIONERS ON  YOUR SILAGES
AND HIGH MOISTURE GRAINS

1. Lowers the temperature of the silage packs. 

2. Reduces spoilage, including the top. 

3. Reduces fuel costs when chopping plusher crops. 

4. Reduces field losses by cutting direct or earlier. 

5. Reduces weather damage from rain or frost.

6. Reduces storage costs by using a bunker, pit or piled on a slab or ground. 

7. Sila-Tec’s fermentation process converts nitrates into protein, thereby eliminating nitrate poisoning. 

8. Sila-Tec silages can be safely fed 24 hours after being treated! 

Using Treated Silage in Rations
Lowers Feed Costs


How To Make Better Silage 

  1. Don’t cut forage crops for silage in the rain or laden with outside moisture. (Dew, Sprinkler) 

     
  2. Don’t wait TOO LONG in the season to cut crops for silage, (too mature, too dry, FROST danger) 

     
  3. Don’t leave chopped crop untreated, overnight, either on a truck or in a pile. 

     
  4. Avoid getting dirt in the silage while packing. 

     
  5. Keep chopper knives sharp and cutler bar adjusted. 

     
  6. Chop forages at the recommended length of cut. A rule of thumb is, the higher the moisture the longer the length of cut. (Up to 5/8”).

     
  7. Consider using Sila-Tec silage conditioner and in so doing please follow label recommendations. 

     
  8. With Sila-Tec treatment, moisture is crucial. The fermentation process will not work properly if the feed is too dry. 

     
  9. Under-treating silage doesn't accomplish a good feedable silage pack. 

     
  10. Make sure the Sila-Tec product is diluted properly and apply as evenly as possible to the truck or dumped load by use of a spray rig or even on the ground with a sprinkler can. (Large Holes) 

     
  11. Packing the silage cannot be overemphasized. It is preferred that a wheel tractor be used for this. 

     
  12. Chop Cereal Grains for silage in the bloom stage. Chop Alfalfa for silage at beginning bloom. Chop Corn or Sorghum for silage in the milk stage. 

Sila-Tec Silage Conditioner 

  • For 65% to 78% moisture, use 1 pint Sila-Tec per ton
  • For 78% to 80% moisture, use 1.5 pints Sila-Tec per ton
  • For below 65% moisture, use 2 pints Sila-Tec per ton

We have an applicator for use on a boom, treat each truckload as it comes in from the field.  This endures the correct dose of Sila-Max.  We also have applicators that mount on the chopper when direct cutting.