Effects of inoculation of corn silage with < em > Saccharomyces cerevisiae < /em > on silage fermentation characteristics, nutrient digestibility, mycoflora and aflatoxin production

Nat Prod Res. 2023 Aug 30:1-10. doi: 10.1080/14786419.2023.2252154. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTIn the present study, fresh whole corn plants along with half milk kernels line were treated with live and hydrolysed yeast with different concentrations before ensiling and kept in airtight bags and then into mini silos in order to achieve anaerobic conditions for proper fermentation. The buckets were opened after different time intervals to characterise the material, quick acidification, dry matter recovery, and aerobic stability of silage respectively. Moreover, mycoflora and aflatoxin contamination were also analysed. The overall result reported that the silage quality was improved by the application of live and hydrolysed yeast. The best result was reported by the application of live yeast (T2: 10 g/kg) which significantly improved the fermentative, proximate, and digestibility parameters and reduced the mycoflora and aflatoxin contamination. Our results present promising new options for the use of natural compounds that may help to improve silage quality and reduce aflatoxin contamination.PMID:37647099 | DOI:10.1080/14786419.2023.2252154
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