Fermentation is the process of using anaerobic biology and time to break down complex carbohydrates prior to consumption. Good fermentation "predigests" the forage, reducing complex structures to simpler and readily digestible compounds, and eliminating any pathogens that might be present. The end result is two-fold: greater amounts of both nutrients and energy when the animals eat it, and the benefits of the good probiotic bacteria that were used in the fermentation. Easier compounds to digest, and better biology for the digestion.
Bio Minerals Technologies has been fermenting forages for over ten years, with great success. We can help improve the biological conditions in your silage pits for better, sweeter silage, and less odor. We can teach you how to ferment high-moisture forage in bales for a product your animals will love (we've heard of cows climbing onto the trailer to get at it). We can even show you how to salvage rain-damaged forage, eliminating pathogens and releasing the nutrition in otherwise useless cuttings.
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Fermented forage is a great concept, promising better nutrition and healthier animals. The theory is sound, but does it really work?
The answer is a YES! We have been helping farmers ferment forage for their livestock for many years and the results have been universally positive: faster growth, less consumption, better quality. The articles below give some real-world examples, with data, to help you evaluate the benefits of fermented forage for your livestock. Take a look at the examples and then give us a call to get started on your own fermentation adventure!