At Vita Plus, we focus on ensuring optimal nutrition and increased profitability for your operation through the use of forage inoculants. We supply only products that fulfill our high standard of quality by thoroughly researching and testing forage inoculants in order to increase fermentation and decrease spoilage loss. Vita Plus will provide you with personalized service to assist in the selection of optimal forage inoculants and a proper forage strategy for your business.
The following Vita Plus forage inoculants have been rigorously researched and shown real results in the field:
Crop-N-Rich research indicates that this forage inoculant helps to improve fermentation of haylage, corn silage, small grain forages and high moisture corn. This product produces lactic acid highly efficiently and works over a broad range of pH values and temperatures. Crop-N-Rich is a unique forage inoculant based on the scientifically proven strain of Lactobacillus plantarum MTD/1.
Unlike other forage inoculants, Crop-N-Rich is uniquely produced through continuous culture and is independently supported in peer-reviewed research. In fact, MTD/1 has a wider proof of animal performance benefits than any other forage inoculant of its kind, as shown in reviews by Weinberg and Muck (1996) and Kung and Muck (1997).
Independent trials include:
- Increased milk production (3.0 lb milk avg.) 15 trials
- Reduced fermentation trials 20+ trials
- Enhanced fermentation, palatability, and nutrition 200+ trials
Crop-N-Rich Buchneri 40788
When matched with proper crop management, Crop-N-Rich Buchneri 40788 works to enhance feedout and forage bunk life. This patented technology is recommended for high moisture corn and used when upfront fermentation is not a primary concern. Crop-N-Rich Buchneri 40788 is the only forage inoculant to receive an FDA claim for improved aerobic stability of high moisture corn and forages.
Crop-N-Rich Stage 2
With more than 40 peer-reviewed research papers, Buchneri 40788 is one of the most independently researched bacteria on the market. Stage 2 in silage fermentation technology includes a unique combination of two complementary bacteria, Lactobacillus buchneri 40788 (to improve aerobic stability and feed out through the production of acetic and propionic acids – potent antifungal compounds) and Pediococcus pentosaceus (to enhance fermentation and cause a rapid decrease in silage pH). Vita Plus advises the use of Stage 2 on haylage, small grains and corn silage.
Bale Champ, a buffered propionic acid, aids in the preservation of baled hay. Correct use of Bale Champ allows producers to retain more leaves, which account for 70 percent of the protein, 90 percent of the carotene and vitamins, and 65 percent of the digestible energy in standing alfalfa. This retention enables producers to safely bale hay at higher moistures with a decreased risk of spoilage.
BunkLife is a mold inhibitor containing buffered propionic acid designed for use in total mixed rations (TMRs). When used correctly, BunkLife lessens heating and mold growth in the feedbunk, enhances palatability, lessens the amount of feed wasted and maximizes milk production during heat stress. BunkLife can be purchased as a liquid or dry product.