1) True or False: If you experience no issues with feed stability and bunk life, you don’t need to use inoculants. True – if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it False – you can always save on DM/nutrient retention2) Which of the variables below are known to kill inoculants? Heat Oxygen Moisture All of the above3) Scenario 1: You have a bunker or pile silo with a wide face, which results in a slow feed out rate. Which inoculant will both control the ensiling fermentation and give maximum aerobic stability to minimize spoilage losses? Biotal Plus II Biotal Buchneri 40788 Biotal Buchneri 5004) Scenario 2: After harvesting your first cut alfalfa for haylage, you realize that the dry matter (DM) level is well below your normal target and is testing at 26-30% DM.This can create a favorable environment for clostridia to grow, produce butyric acid and excessively degrade proteins. Which inoculant will help you drop pH fast and discourage clostridia growth? a. Biotal Plus II b. Biotal Buchneri 40788 c. Biotal Buchneri 500 d. Answers A & C5) Scenario 3: It has been an especially hot summer, which is causing your silage to spoil rapidly. Which inoculant contains a high dose rate bacterium that has been reviewed by the FDA to prevent heating and spoilage and so help defeat this challenge? a. Biotal Plus II b. Biotal Buchneri 40788 c. Biotal Buchneri 500 d. Answers B & CClick Submit Quiz to see your results and register for a free Biotal stocking cap.