7+ research presentations helping move silage science forward at the XIX International Silage Conference
A delegation of global silage experts is converging in Beijing this week for the highly anticipated XIX International Silage Conference, making its debut in Asia. As a leading expert and pioneer in silage research, Lallemand once again supports this significant event as a Platinum sponsor and exhibitor.
We contributed to seven publications (posters and oral) at the event, and many academic publications involve Lallemand microbial strains — a mark of Lallemand’s significant impact in the realm of silage research.
Good forage quality doesn’t necessarily result in good silage quality, which is where Lallemand solutions can help farmer’s control their forage plans and reduce feed costs. The research presented at this conference will help achieve these real-world goals with insights into forage fermentation and preservation using the unique combination of Lentibacillus hilgardii CNCM I-4785 and Lentibacillus NCIMB 40788 technologies.
Our most recent and significant discovery is a new heterofermentative strain, Lentibacillus hilgardii CNCM I-4785, which, combined with the well-known Lactobacillus buchneri NCIMB 40788 strain, allows for higher aerobic stability. It works in both a longer fermentation period and also within a very short fermentation period, like 15 days — increasing farmer’s flexibility in the moment of opening bunkers. This strain research took us more than 10 years, which shows the strong commitment Lallemand has to science and our customers.
Luis Queiros, Global Category Manager - Forage Additives
An oral presentation of new data, ‘Methodological milestones in assessing silage inoculants effects: examples with a Lentilactobacillus hilgardii-based technology’ will also be shared by Eric Chevaux, Global Applied R&D Manager.
Posters presented at the XIX ISC authored by our team and partners include:
The need for additional measurements besides the standard silage analysis to evaluate the effect of a biological inoculant on high dry matter grass silage bales on farm. Küchenmeister F., Marthold D., Füller J., Moritz N., Demey V.
Hygienic value of barley and wheat straw under good harvest and storage conditions. Küchenmeister F., Rahn S.
Use of chemical additive to improve feed quality and hygienic value of wheat and barley straw.. Küchenmeister F, Rahn S.
Density and oxygen levels in corn and grass silage bunkers evaluated during the 2021 campaign in France. Villot C., Malblanc L., Delforge J., Queiros L ., Chevaux E.
Impact of air stress (AirS) during storage on grass silage fermentation profile and aerobic stability. Villot C., Demey V., Joulié I., Chevaux E., Castex M.
Effect of the combination of hetero and homolactic acid bacteria and enzymes on fermentation, nutritional value, and aerobic stability of grass silage. Villot C., Demey V., Joulié I., Chevaux E., Castex M.
For more than two decades, we have made substantial investments in silage research, pioneering the development of innovative solutions to advance silage preservation and enhance farmers’ profitability. Notably, Lallemand is at the forefront of employing cutting-edge technologies like OMICS science to understand better the fermentation processes central to silage preservation.