October 11, 2017
Research finds ADM's yeast product enhances sow reproductive performance
ADM Animal Nutrition has announced new product performance milestones for CitriStim®, a proprietary, whole cell, inactivated yeast currently used in more than 500 ADM feed formulations for livestock and aquaculture.
Field studies recently performed at University of Arkansas find key benefits for swine producers who incorporate CitriStim into their nutritional programme. According to the study, sows fed a diet supplemented with 0.1% CitriStim throughout their gestation and lactation period saw not only an overall increase in the number of live piglets born, but also a reduction in the percentage of piglets who weighed less than two pounds at birth, and an increase in the total number of piglets weaned per litter (assuming an average sow intake of 800 pounds per litter, fed at a rate of four pounds per tonne; 1 pound=0.453 kilograms).
"CitriStim has proven to be very effective at impacting animal performance across a wide variety of species. With this data from the University of Arkansas, we see a compelling benefit for swine producers," said Peter Bergstrom, international business manager for ADM Animal Nutrition. "Many swine producers have yet to utilise yeast products, but we look forward to showing customers how CitriStim can positively impact the bottom line of their operation."
CitriStim is a strain of Pichia guilliermondii which is comprised of a unique structure and ratio of whole-cell components shown to help modulate immunity, shift bacterial populations, bind pathogenic bacteria, and reduce nutritional feed stressors across a variety of species. It is produced at the ADM facility in Southport, North Carolina, and exported to more than 25 countries worldwide.