Cutzyme (Silage Additive)
Cutzyme (silage additive) is approved by Teagasc as a silage enhancer and is applied at harvesting to promote successful silage production. Containing lactic-acid producing bacteria (Streptococcus faecium, Lactobacillus plantaram and Pedicoccus acidlacti) and enzymes to free up plant sugars, Cutzyme uses the plants raw materials to rapidly ferment the grass. The rapid fermentation process reduces dry matter loss, and reduces the incidence of yeasts and moulds. This means that less silage is discarded as waste and more feed is available to the animals.Cutzyme is available as a liquid or powder formulation. The liquid formulation is diluted in water and one sachet treats 50 tonnes and one bucket of powder Cutzyme treats 90 tonnes of silage. The cost of treatment is €1/tonne of silage.