It looks like Spring has finally sprung for 2020 with a much needed drier spell over the last 10 days to allow final application of slurry and fertiliser to first cut silage fields. With warmer temperatures due this weekend, grass growth should be in a perfect position to respond well. Farmers have the ability to control forage quality, albeit except for weather conditions, therefore good attention to detail at this early stage in the season will pay dividends when it comes around to feeding later in the year. Making positive gains in dry matter, energy, protein, stability etc. will accumulate to a better overall forage and generate more milk or weight gain – key performance indicators for improving farm profitability. Advance+ 2019 sample results were very pleasing; Provita are happy to discuss examples of these analyses with farmers.
Provita research and development team have improved Advance+ formulation so that its shelf life is extended to up to 24 months. Provita guarantee that when the product is stored correctly, the high inclusion levels of 1.2million cfu/g, will be maintained throughout the new extended shelf-life and this will be reflected in consistently achieving the proven efficacy results. Provita Advance+ silage inoculant is a unique formulation combining EU approved and UFAS approved lactic and acetic acid bacterial strains. Performance benefits include +1 litre of milk per cow per day and up to +30% better growth rates. Better fermentation is also shown with 46% more sugar, 33% less ammonia and double stability time at feed out. (Source: EU reg data and in-house data)
Co Armagh dairy producer and owner of Ballylisk Dairies, Dean Wright, uses Advance+ on all forage types. Dean knows the importance of achieving the best possible fermentation and preservation of the silage. That is why he chooses to use Advance+ on every crop and has done consistently for over 6 years. Annual forage analysis and mini-silo tests confirm every time the benefit of applying Advance+ to forage. Each analysis returns levels of dry matter, metabolizable energy, pH, sugars, protein and D-values that are always superior to untreated samples adding extra value to the silage and results in a genuine return of investment for the farm. Dean is targeting more milk production from forage and making the best quality silage with the help of Advance+ is key to this goal.
Independent Feeds, a Cheshire based company are a fantastic partner in distributing Provita Advance+ under the name Provita Provance in Great Britain. Andrew Henderson, Chief Executive, Independent Feeds explains why they chose Provita ‘I have sold silage inoculant for over twenty years and took the decision to move to Provita’s inoculant in 2017, as their data from mini-silo tests was very encouraging. We have performed mini-silo tests ourselves for the last two years and have therefore been able to show the benefits to farmers as they can see their own farm results. Over 90% of the people re-ordered in our second year, on the back of the great success rate they had seen, and sales continue to grow year on year. Thousands of treated tonnes confirmed for 2020 season’
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Written by George Shaw, MPharm MPSNI, Technical Adviser, email@example.com 41 92 6219. FREEPHONE 0800 338 4982 for your local stockist and ADVANCE+ SPECIAL OFFERS