Harvesting alfalfa


Alfalfa Fiber Technology

Key Benefits of Pioneer® Brand 11AFT Alfalfa Fiber Technology

Pioneer® brand 11AFT alfalfa fiber technology is a patented alfalfa silage product that contains a novel strain of Lactobacillus buchneri and Lactobacillus plantarum to improve fiber digestibility, forage energy density and alfalfa fermentation.

Reduce Shrink and Improve Bunklife

Pioneer® brand 11AFT alfalfa fiber technology produces specific fiber-digesting enzymes as it replicates in silage and reduces shrink and improves bunklife of the silage face during feedout. 

Retain Valuable Nutrients; Reduce Protein Degradation

Pioneer® brand 11AFT alfalfa fiber technology stimulates “front-end” fermentation efficiency by rapidly dropping pH, helping to retain valuable nutrients (sugar) and reduce protein degradation. 

Help Lower Feed Costs

Pioneer® brand 11AFT alfalfa fiber technology helps lower feed costs by reducing the need for bypass protein supplementation. It is an excellent choice for high-production animals fed high levels of alfalfa silage. 

Proven Results

11AFT - Fiber Digestibility Improvement

11AFT Fiber Digestibility Improvement

11AFT - Dry Matter Digestibility Improvement

11AFT Dry Matter Digestibility Improvement


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* Rapid React® aerobic stability† technology       

† Improved aerobic stability and reduced heating is relative to untreated silage. Actual results may vary. The effect of any silage inoculant is dependent upon management at harvest, storage and feedout. Factors such as moisture, maturity, chop length and compaction will determine inoculant efficacy.

IMPORTANT: Information and ratings are based on relative comparisons with other Pioneer® 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/products or contact a Pioneer sales professional for the latest and most complete listing of traits and scores for each Pioneer 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.

Fiber Digestibility — The digestibility of neutral detergent fiber (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.