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BONSILAGE Plus reduce additional purchases of concentrate

BONSILAGE puts more protein in the small intestine. The biological silage addtive improves the protein quality of grass silage with lasting effects. This finding is confirmed by the analytical results obtained by the University of Hohenheim in extensive trials.


Results of the University of Hohenheim confirm the effect of BONSILAGE PLUS. To meet the needs of a high performance cow for nXP, the amount of bypass protein (UDP) must be increase. BONSILAGE PLUS improves the protein quality of grass silage and increases the amount of UDP. Therefor protein feed can be saved.


During silaging, the vegetable protein undergoes extensive degradation and conversion processes (proteolysis). The amount of UDP is reduced and non-protein nitrogen (NPN) compounds are produced. This leads to an N-excess in the rumen. A part of the liver must detoxify urea, which can lead to problems with animal health.


Clostridia also breaks down protein. Special lactic acid bacteria can suppress them. The BONSILAGE silage contains lactic acid bacteria, which rapidly lower the pH, leaving less time for the pH-dependent fermentation pests to break down plant protein.


BONSILAGE PLUS increases the amount of UDP

The University of Hohenheim, together with the Chamber of Agriculture of Lower Saxony, investigated untreated and BONSILAGE PLUS treated grass silages using CNCPS. So they were able to make statements about protein fractionation. In Infedl the first-cut grass from permanent grassland was silaged in three dry matter ranges (20-30%; 30-40%; 40-50%) and two fertiliser variants (25 m3 slurry + 100 kg CAN; 25 m3 slurry + 250 kg CAN), each with and without treatment with BONSILAGE PLUS. Subsequently, the silages were examined for raw nutrients, fermentation qualities and protein fractionation.


The silages treated with BONSILAGE PLUS achieved a mean number of 99.5 DLG points (out of 100 possible) compared to 71.3 points for untreated silages. The NPN compounds, which are rapidly converted to ammonia in the rumen, decreased significantly in the silage with silage additives, and the partially rumen-stable protein almost doubled.


Advantages of silage additive use

The silages have a lower RNB balance and relieve the liver. Due to the higher UDP content in the grass silage, concentrated feed purchases can be saved. For example, with a grass silage containing 4% more UDP, 0.28 kg of soy / rapeseed meal per cow and day can be saved. Further positive effects of the use of silage additives are the lower dry matter losses and a higher digestibility of the silage