FUMzyme® Silage is a unique additive sprayed onto corn (maize) at harvest that targets and detoxifies harmful fumonisins, so that the resulting silage is safe and fumonisin-free for livestock nutrition.
FUMzyme® Silage drastically reduces the fumonisins load of silage material in a matter of minutes.
Apply FUMzyme® Silage easily. 1) Dissolve 7g of the product in a minimum of 50 mL of water per ton of fresh material. 2) Add to the sprayer tank. 3) Apply the product with the harvester sprayer during harvest. 4) Continue the silage making process as usual.
FUMzyme® Silage can be dissolved in water by itself or in combination with other silage additives. It can be sprayed at harvest with conventional harvester sprayer equipment.
The easy application of FUMzyme® Silage requires no further intervention in the normal ensiling process. Silage bunk filling, compaction and proper sealing can proceed as usual.
Once an adequate lactic acid fermentation has been achieved and the ensiling process has finished, the silage pit can be opened. The result will be a safe, fumonisins-free maize silage for optimum livestock nutrition.
FUMzyme® Silage was developed to help the dairy, beef and pork industries effectively manage the health and performance challenges posed by mycotoxins in cattle and swine.
Fumonisins are mycotoxins produced by Fusarium proliferatum and F. verticilloides that often contaminate corn and other livestock feed materials pre-harvest.
Fumonisins undertake harmful synergistic interaction with other mycotoxins and cause a variety of problems in livestock, including impaired growth, less welfare and greater susceptibility to disease.
Unlike aflatoxins and due to their chemical structure, fumonisins cannot be bound by mycotoxin binders or adsorbents.
At the pH range common in farm animals’ digestive tracts (e.g. between between 5.7 and 7.3), most conventional binders are not particularly effective—which is why an enzyme-based solution is needed.
Conventional binders are pH dependent when it comes to adsorption of fumonisins. The figure above demonstrates the pH dependency of adsorption of fumonisins by different binders on the market.
Reaction of the detoxification of fumonisin B1 by FUMzyme, resulting in its detoxified form
FUMzyme® Silage contains FUMzyme®, our breakthrough, patented and registered purified enzyme that turns fumonisins into non-toxic metabolites1.
BIOMIN engineered a specific, purified enzyme (a fumonisin esterase) that biotransforms fumonisins into non-toxic metabolites according to the following reaction.
1Regulation EU No. 1115/2014, 2017/913 and 2018/1568
EU approved to be used as feed additive for all animal species in maize-based silages, (EU) 2021/363.
The detoxifying activity of FUMzyme® was confirmed in vitro and in commercial farm experiments. FUMzyme® Silage has proven its capacity of degrading fumonisins in maize whole-plant silage as well as high-moisture corn grain silage.
Figure 1. Degradation of 5,000 ppb fumonisins in corn silage with (green bar) and without (orange bar) the addition of FUMzyme® Silage.
Figure 2. Degradation of fumonisins (initial contamination= 1300 ppb) in shredded high moisture corn grains through timepoints of ensiling process with the addition of FUMzyme® Silage in a commercial farm.
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