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Silage Inoculant

Key Benefits of Sila-Bac® Brand 1174 Silage Inoculant

Sila-Bac® Brand 1174 silage inoculant is available as a water-soluble product in packaging suitable for use in tank mixes or with the Pioneer Appli-Pro® systems. It is also available as a free-flowing granular formulation for easy and convenient application.

Registered Product Claims

  • Improved silage protein quality (soluble)
  • Improved acid detergent fibre (ADF) digestibility (soluble) 
  • Improved average daily gain (soluble) 
  • Improved feed efficiency (soluble) 
  • Improved fibre fraction (soluble)

Improved Fermentation, Nutrient Retention and Digestibility

Sila-Bac® Brand 1174 silage inoculant is designed to help improve fermentation, retain nutrient content and enhance digestibility in ensiled forages.

Improved Forage Quality

Sila-Bac® Brand 1174 silage inoculant contains a unique blend of patented and/or proprietary strains of Lactobacillus plantarum and Enterococcus faecium formulated to improve forage quality for silage with higher energy, ferment forage faster to retain more energy and reduce dry matter losses.

More Pounds of Milk Per Ton

Sila-Bac® Brand 1174 silage inoculant produces 103 more pounds of milk per ton of grass/legume silage and 69 more pounds of milk per ton of corn silage fed to dairy cows.

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11CFT Corn Fibre Technology

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IMPORTANT: Information and ratings are based on relative comparisons with other Sila-Bac® brand forage additives within each specific crop, not competitive products. Information and ratings are assigned by Pioneer Forage Additive Research, based on average performance across area of use under normal conditions, over a wide range of both environment and management conditions, and may not predict future results. Product responses are variable and subject to any number of environmental and management conditions. Please use this information as only part of your product positioning decision. Refer to www.pioneer.com/Canada or contact a Pioneer sales representative for the latest and most complete listing of traits and scores for each Sila-Bac brand product and for product placement and management suggestions specific to your operation and local conditions.

Fermentation — Rate and extent of pH decline and the composition of fermentation acids occurring in silage.

Nutrient Conservation — Retaining more sugar/starch and reducing protein degradation by rapidly reducing silage pH.

Fibre Digestibility — The digestibility of neutral detergent fibre (NDF) by the ruminant animal expressed as a percentage of the total NDF.

Bunklife — Relative heat development compared to ambient temperature. Bunklife considers both how quickly silage begins to heat and the amount of heat generated while remaining above ambient temperature.