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Kem LAC® LB 500

Kem LAC® LB 500 - Microbial Inoculant

Kem LAC® LB 500 Microbial Inoculant was specifically formulated to increase aerobic stability of ensiled crops. Kem LAC LB 500 contains a mixture of two bacterial strains, Lactobacillus buchneri (LB) and Lactobacillus plantarum, to help speed fermentation.1

Lactobacillus buchneri organisms are shown to enhance aerobic stability of corn silage and high-moisture corn during feed out. When applied as directed, silage will contain 500,000 colony-forming units per gram (CFU/g) and high-moisture corn will contain 750,000 CFU/g. Kem LAC LB 500 also features a shelf-life-stable formulation, optimum flow characteristics and is highly soluble, even in cold water. 

Does Kem LAC LB 500 do more than enhanced aerobic stability?

Kem LAC LB 500 provides excellent nutrient retention, improved production efficiency and a rapid pH drop to stabilize forage. All of these improvements in fermentation result in overall less feed waste.

What does research show about the performance of Kem LAC LB 500?

Results from a small silo study showed the formulation of Kem LAC LB 500 decreased (P < 0.05) pH, butyric acid and ammonia-nitrogen levels, while increasing water-soluble carbohydrates, lactic acid and acetic acid, compared to the control silage.2 Aerobic stability of the silage was improved with Kem LAC LB 500 as indicated by lower (P < 0.05) CO2 production when compared with the control silage.



1Kemin Internal Document, 16-00024.

2Nkosi, B. D., R. Meeske, D. Palic, T. Langa, K. J. Leeuw, and I. B. Groenewald. 2009. Effects of ensiling whole maize with bacterial inoculants on the fermentation, aerobic stability, and growth performance of lambs. Animal Feed Science and Technology. 154:193-203.