June 17, 2019
New data shows Lallemand solutions benefiting all poultry types
New data by Lallemand Animal Nutrition was recently presented to the international poultry community at the 22nd European Symposium on Poultry Nutrition (ESPN) in Gdańsk, Poland.
Three presentations from Lallemand Animal Nutrition demonstrated the benefits of a complete range of microbial solutions - from bacteria and yeasts to live probiotics and yeast derivatives - for the improvement of performance and the wellbeing of broilers and layers.
According to Lallemand, a trial was conducted to evaluate the effect of nutrient density and pediococcus acidilactici MA 18/5M supplementation on layer performance. A 100 kcal/kg energy density reduction was tested, and the zootechnical results indicated the probiotic diet tended to compensate for the effect of energy dilution on performance.
The new findings about the effect of P. acidilactici MA 18/5M on dietary nutrient utilisation establish the probiotic is another tool to manage feed costs in poultry production, Lallemand said.
Vanessa Demey, the company's applied R&D project leader and supervisor of the trial, commented: "As expected, the probiotic improves laying performance with a standard energy diet. New insight from that trial [indicates] that the layers receiving probiotic supplementation and a reduced-energy diet had bio-equivalent performance compared to the standard energy diet."
Lallemand added that the live yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 has been authorised in Europe for the reduction of carcass contamination by salmonella spp. in broiler chickens.
In addition to food safety benefits, the probiotic exerts positive effects on broiler performance. A field trial encompassing 11 commercial broiler buildings was conducted to evaluate the effect of this live yeast on the performance of broiler chickens reared under commercial conditions. Five buildings were used as a control while the chickens in the other six buildings received the same feed supplemented with the live yeast.
The study concluded that the addition of the live yeast saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 to broiler chickens feed benefits animals. These benefits include a boost in European Production Efficiency Factor (+33 points, P<0.05), increased average daily gain (+4.5%, equivalent to 3g/day, P<0.05) and declining mortality (decreased from 4.0% to 2.4%).
In addition, a multi-analysis was conducted to evaluate the effect of a specific yeast mannan oligo-saccharide product (AGRIMOS) on broiler performance.
AGRIMOS is a consistent, high-quality MOS source obtained from yeast cells grown through a specific process. The multi-analysis shows a beneficial effect of this specific MOS source on the performance of broiler chickens, including better average daily gain and feed conversion rates which were significantly improved by 3%.