Micron's Advance range of silage inoculants is formulated for individual crop treatments, with each of the variants containing four common components. 
Image1
These four key components are then formulated at specific levels and in particular ratios to achieve the optimum effect for the forage type treated. 

Role of Lactic Acid Bacteria
The production of the best quality silage depends upon the action of lactic acid bacteria rapidly converting sugar in the crop into lactic acid.  The strains of lactic acid bacteria in Advance have been selected to grow over the entire ensiling pH range.
Image2
Advance formulations contain a three-strain mix, proprietary to Micron, comprised of two Pediococcus which dominate the upper pH range with a Lactobacillus to drive the pH drop to completion.  Together they rapidly ferment a wide range of sugars into lactic acid to drop the pH of the crop.  As the pH falls below 5, this stops the growth of spoilage bacteria and also inhibits the plant's natural protein degrading enzymes.  This results in a stable silage with minimum nutrient loss. 

Role of Microbial Stimulants
Freeze dried bacteria are present in a dormant state in silage inoculants and can be slow to become active when added to silage.  Advance inoculants contain specific components which stimulate the bacteria to ensure maximum activity once re-hydrated. 

Role of Acetic Acid Bacteria
One of the major losses that occurs in forage preservation is the spoilage and loss of dry matter that happens when a silage clamp is opened.  While it is closed, oxygen is excluded from the forage and therefore aerobic spoilage organisms are inhibited.  When open, ingress of oxygen either at the face, or more dramatically when mixing a TMR, activates these organisms which rapidly proliferate, initially yeasts, and subsequently molds, utilize the lactic acid as a food source producing heat, feed value losses, palatability problems and ultimately limits on animal production.  

Advance product contain Lactobacillus brevis which produces acetic acid to retard the growth of spoilage yeasts and molds to give greater stability to silage crops and the TMR rations that they comprise. 
Image3
Role of Enzymes

Micron's R & D Program has identified new and more effective enzymes for use in silage inoculants.  Working in conjunction with the University of Edinburgh, this research has determined what the correct combination of enzymes should be and the optimum amount of enzyme that should be used for different forage types.  These breakthrough enzyme formulations have shown significant increases in the digestibility of treated forages with improvements of up to 20%.  This has been achieved because these enzymes are effectively able to seperate the carbohydrate from the lining in the fiber, which fully translates in animal performance data. 
Image4
Feeding Trial
Mild production increased when Advance treated silage was added to the ration then and declined with the treated silage was removed. 

Products
  • ES Advance - Grass
  • ES Advance - Gegume
  • ES Advance - Corn and Cereals
Ingredients
ES Advance is a biological silage additive especially formulated for use on specific crop types.  

ES Advance product formulations each contain:
  • Microbial Pediococuus pentosaceus
  • Pedioccus acidilactici
  • Lactobacillus plantarum
  • Lactobacillus brevis
  • Enzyes: xylanase
  • mannanase
  • cellulase
  • Carries: sugars
  • manganese sulfate
  • calcium silicate
Directions
Each forumlation applies 3 grams of product per ton of frsh forage crop.  Add contents of each jar to the specified amount of fresh, clean water and mix throughly.  Apply the solution at 1 quart per ton of fresh forage.  Can also be applied through all low volume application systems at manufacturer's recommended rates. 

Storage
Contains live microorganisms and Active Enzymes!
Store in original sealed packaging in a cool, dry place below 50 degree Farenheit.