Integrated  Ruminant Nutrition
Kofasil Range of Silage Aditives 

    
KOFASIL® LIFE
DLG approved Approval Category
1b, 1c   Improving fermentation
4a         Improving feed intake
4b         Improving digestibility
4c         Improving animal performance
 
Live inoculant preparation suitable for grass, legumes and whole-crop silage

ATTRIBUTES
  

1. Live culture without the hassles (see below)
2. Contain homofermenters that are able to utilize wide range of sugars.
3. Also contain  2 strains of propionic acid bacteria
4. High osmotolerance, i.e. effective on high DM forages
5. Lowers the pH value faster than any inactive inoculants presented in liquid or dry forms (see figure below)
6. Fast acidification results in early elimination of bad micro-organisms (e.g. clostridia, enterobacteria) and improves silage quality
7. Suitable for grass, whole-crop cereals, clover and maize silage

 
LIFE CULTURE MADE SIMPLE

No more hot plate, temperature regulation,    pH monitor or all the hassles that comes with other active cultures. Preparation is as simple as
ready-steady-go. Just add water and let the colour change tell you when it is ready to use  
   start      24 hours  48 hours

TRIAL RESULT
Effect of KOFASIL® LIFE treated grass silage (DM 37 %) on performance of fattening bulls
(
Technical University Munich - Schwarz, 1998)
Liveweight gain (g/head/day)


Technical details
Active ingredients:
Lactobacillus plantarum (DSM 3676; 3677)
pionibacterium  spp. (DSM 9576; 9577)
Inoculation rate:
minimum of 400.000 bacteria / g forage
after activation for 48 hours
Storage / Shelf-life:
Shelf-life at room temperature = 1 year;
Shelf-life in freezer (-18 °C) = 3 years.

Activated cultures can be stored at room temperature for 10-14 days and in the
fridge at (- 4°C) for up to 4 weeks without loss of activity.
Packaging
2 x 5 Litres PE canister, containing 500 g net bacteria and growth medium (treats 2 x 75 t fresh forage)



KOFASIL® DUO

ADDCON’S ALL WEATHER SILAGE ADDITIVE SPECIALLY FORMULATED TO IMPROVE SILAGE QUALITY AND IMPROVE AEROBIC STABILITY

Kofasil®Duo is supplied as freeze-dried ready to use premix.

It Contains: 

1. The same unique strains of homofermenters (lactobacillus plantarum; DSM 3676, DSM 3677) used in KOFASIL®LIFE and

2. The same strain of heterofermentative lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus buchneri) used in KOFASIL®LIFE M

Attributes

1. Able to utilize wide range of sugars

2. Fast acidification results in early elimination of bad micro-organisms (e.g. clostridia, enterobacteria), thus ensuring an Improvement in Silage Feeding Value.

3. Yeast and mould are also effectively suppressed, thus ensuring an Improvement in Aerobic Stability at Feedout.

4. High osmotolerance makes it effective on high DM forages

Kofasil®Duo is Suitable for Grass, Wholecrop and Maize Silage




 

 

 

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KOFASIL® LIFE M
DLG approved Approval Category
2.  IMPROVING AEROBIC STABILITY OF SILAGE

Live metabolically active silage additive suitable for maize, wholecrop and high DM grass    

ATTRIBUTES

1. A live metabolically active culture without the hassles (see opposite).

2. Reduce silage pH faster than any inactive or freeze-
dried inoculant additives.

3. Contains a unique strain of heterofermentative lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus buchneri) which speedily induces lactic acid fermentation whilst at the same time forming some acetic acid (see mode of action below).

4. Yeast and mould are effectively suppressed by the acetic acid thus ensuring an improvement in AEROBIC STABILITY.

5. Formation of acetic acid is limited to the minimum necessary so that there are no negative effects on the taste of the silage.

6. Suitable for maize silage
, wholecrop silage and any high DM grass silage where there is a high risk of aerobic instability (heating up) at feedout.

Mode of action of L. buchneri      Trial results
Effect of kofasil life M on aerobic stability of maize silage (Spiekers 2001; Hertwig 2001; Pflaum 2003)

Technical details
Active ingredients:
Lactobacillus buchneri (DSM 13573)
Inoculation rate:
minimum of 100,000 bacteria / g forage after activation for 48 hours
Storage / Shelf-life:
Shelf-life at room temperature = 1 year;
Shelf-life in freezer (-18 °C) = 3 years.

Activated cultures can be stored at room temperature for 10-14 days and in the
fridge at (- 4°C) for up to 4 weeks without loss of activity. 
Packaging
2 x 5 Litres PE canister, containing 250 g net bacteria and growth medium (treats 2 x 100 t fresh forage)