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Aerobic stability is essential for silage. But achieving that stability takes time – around 6 to 8 weeks – that producers do not always have. To effectively cut that process time down, BONSILAGE USA developed BONSILAGE SPEED C which provides producers with the flexibility to open their silos full of aerobically stable silage after only 14 days.

“Being able to quickly and effectively produce silage can be a game changer for producers,” said Jan-Niklas Grund, Sales & Service Manager Silage Inoculants. “Space, time and control are things in short supply for farmers. SPEED provides all of these.”

Achieving Aerobic Stability

Using a silage inoculant containing a heterofermentative strain of Lactobacillus buchneri helps producers achieve improved aerobic stability. One challenge with this process, though, is that it takes time for acetic acid to be produced, which aids the improvement of aerobic stability. While this process typically takes approximately 6 to 8 weeks, BONSILAGE R&D has found that waiting longer periods of time for this process to occur isn’t the only way to achieve this stability.

As its name suggests, BONSILAGE SPEED C speeds up the silo ripening time, giving producers the flexibility to open their silos earlier and giving them the peace of mind that the silage will remain aerobically stable. What makes early stability is the new silage additive strain Lactobacillus diolivorans, a BONSILAGE product exclusive.

The SPEED Difference

BONSILAGE SPEED C uses a combination of hetero- and homofermentative lactic acid bacteria, including the new strain L. diolivorans. The formulation helps ripen silage faster than other products with subsequently high aerobic stability.

“BONSILAGE SPEED C is the first inoculant worldwide to use the unique strain L. diolivorans. After many years of research and development, this strain has proven to be highly beneficial for fast silage fermentation,” said Pierre Frumholtz, President.

Processing silage in 14 days, simply put, offers farmers flexibility they’ve never had before when it comes to creating effective silage. To learn more about BONSILAGE SPEED C and to purchase it directly, visit BONSILAGEUSA.COM or contact your local sales representative.


BONSILAGE USA is a global leader in forage additives. BONSILAGE USA is part of a family-owned group of companies, allowing for access to a unique global network of experts in the field of forage preservation research, development and in-house production of forage additives.

The BONSILAGE product lines include innovative forage additives that match any ensiling situation, maximizing alfalfa, sorghum, corn and grass nutrients preservation.