Global animal nutrition and health company Alltech has announced Egalis™, a new range of high-quality silage inoculants that maximise nutrient quality retention and reduce dry matter loss so producers.
Alltech, one of the global leaders in animal health and nutrition for more than 40 years, is proud to introduce Egalis™, a new range of high-quality silage inoculants that maximise nutrient quality retention and reduce dry matter loss so producers will have more and better silage to feed and fewer concerns about wasting feed.
Egalis controls and drives forage fermentations through the use of highly efficient homolactic bacteria and elements that inhibit fungal growth.
“The Egalis range of products brings together decades of expertise in fermentation, utilising bacteria strains specifically selected to maximise nutrient and dry matter protection,” said Matthew Smith, vice president at Alltech. “Together with our on-farm support teams and range of services, Alltech helps to improve fermentation to produce superior-quality silage, enabling producers to hold onto more of what they grow, from field to feed passage.”
According to the company statement, the Egalis range of silage inoculants available in Europe includes:
- Egalis™ Ferment
Suitable for use on all forages, Egalis Ferment efficiently and rapidly drives fermentation to a stable, final pH. It is comprised of Lactiplantibacillus plantarum and Pediococcus pentosaceus, which work synergistically to rapidly lower the pH to the required final pH irrespective of the dry matter content or the buffering capacity of the forage. Benefits include maximising nutrient protection, reducing dry matter loss, and having more and better silage to feed.
- Egalis™ Rapid
Specifically formulated for all types of maize/corn and sorghum silage, Egalis Rapid drives lactic fermentation and simultaneously maintains dry matter, digestibility and palatability. It is formulated using the very rapidly growing Pediococcus pentosaceus and Lacticaseibacillus rhamnosus. Benefits include protecting more dry matter, promoting digestibility in the final silage and optimising the efficiency of dairy cows and beef cattle.
- Egalis™ Stability
Suitable for use on all forage types, particularly in the event of heating due to aerobically challenged or high-dry-matter silage, Egalis Stability helps inhibit the growth of yeast and mould and enhances the stability of the silage during feeding. It is formulated using Lactiplantibacillus plantarum and Pediococcus pentosaceus in combination with the highly antifungal potassium sorbate. Benefits include helping silage stay cooler in the bunker, in the total mixed ration (TMR) and in the feed passage, protecting more dry matter, and promoting digestibility and energy in the animal.
The company plans to provide more information to visitors about the new solution at its stand D52, in Hall 20, at Eurotier 2022.