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Conference paper - Peer-reviewed, 2015

Separating the effects of pre-ensiled chemical and microbial composition on silage fermentation and aerobic stability

Spörndly, Rolf


Ensiling results of different forage types usually differ. For instance, legume silages usually contain more acetic acid, butyric acid and ammonia-N and are aerobically more stable than maize silages (Muck & O’Kiely, 1992; O’Kiely & Muck, 1992; Wilkinson & Davies, 2013). However, as to what extent these differences are related to chemical or microbial composition is yet unknown. In recent work by Mogodiniyai Kasmaei et al. (2015), a new ensiling methodology was introduced that enables sterilization of forages and inoculation with original microfloras. In the present experiment, we have further utilized this methodology to separate the confounding effects of microbial and chemical composition on silage fermentation and aerobic stability.


silage composition; silage fermentation; sterilization; inoculation; aerobic stability

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Rapport / Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet, Institutionen för husdjurens utfodring och vård
2015, number: 291, pages: 55-59
Book title: Proceedings of the 6th Nordic Feed Science Conference, Uppsala, Sweden
Publisher: Department of Animal Nutrition and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


Nordic Feed Science Conference

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Animal Nutrition and Management

UKÄ Subject classification

Animal and Dairy Science

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