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Inoculant Value Calculator

 

This calculator will help you choose the best crop-specific inoculant option for your operation. Download App From Apple Store.

Select Crop
Storage Structure
% Shrink Loss (Typical Range for Bunker: 12-25%)
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Dollar/Ton as fed Silage Value
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% Dry Matter of Silage
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Tons Ensiled  
tons
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lbs Selected Silage Fed/Cow/Day (wet)
lbs
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Dry Matter Intake/Cow/Day
lbs
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Current Price of Corn Grain/bu
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Current Price of 44% Soybean Meal/ton
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Inoculant Investment – Pioneer suggested retail price.
Value of Reduced Shrink – Increase in feedable silage inventory from improved preservation due to more rapidly achieving a lower terminal pH. Value is based on cost of corn grain replacement. Represents inventory in entire storage structure.
Value of Improved Bunklife – A measure of silage dry matter preserved due to reduced heating on the silo face and in the feed bunk. Value is based on cost of corn grain replacement. Represents inventory in entire storage structure.
Value of Reduced Feed Inputs – The value of decreased supplemental starch and protein in the ration due to increased silage fiber digestibility and increased microbial protein synthesis. Calculations are based on value of grain and soybean meal supplement costs and ability to feed more silage in the ration. Represents inventory in entire storage structure.
Feed Cost Savings / Cow / Day – Represents individual cow / day corn grain and soybean supplement cost reductions due to increased silage in the ration and from enhanced silage digestibility and increased microbial protein synthesis.

Information and calculations are based on relative comparisons with other Pioneer brand inoculants within each specific crop, not competitive products. Data to support calculations generated by Pioneer Forage Additive Research, based on average performance across areas 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 selection decisions.

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