January 6, 2011


Lallemand opens new TITAN® yeast production facility


Press Release



Lallemand Animal Nutrition has announced the opening of a second yeast coating facility in Passau, Germany, dedicated to the processing of protected yeasts Levucell® SB TITAN® (S. boulardii I-1079, the live yeast for monogastrics) and Levucell® SC TITAN® (S. cerevisiae I-1077, the ruminant specific yeast strain).


The new state-of the-art-facility is fully compliant with animal feed quality and safety standards. It has already been successfully audited according to FAMI-QS standard.


Until now, protected yeast was produced in Lallemand Vienna's yeast plant only. The new German facility enables to double the company's production capacity for quality protected yeasts, in order to address a soaring demand from the market.


Laurent Dussert, ruminant product manager for Lallemand said, "Pelleted feed represents significant part of the animal feed market, attaining from 30% to as much as 80%, depending on the local country practices and target species. Our innovative TITAN technology maximises the delivery of live yeast to the host animal when submitted to drastic feed processing conditions, such as pelleting."


TITAN® technology offers feed and premix manufacturers the opportunity to broaden the industrial applications of the scientifically-documented probiotic yeasts Levucell® SB and Levucell® SC. TITAN® is a patented technology developed by Lallemand, which combines an optimisation of the yeast fermentation and drying processes with a unique coating technology.


TITAN® enables the probiotic yeast to survive the harsh conditions of feed processing such as pelleting (heat, pressure, humidity), but also the chemical interactions with other aggressive ingredients and minerals.


TITAN® enhances the yeast behavior and maximizes the delivery of active live yeast to the animals' digestive tract, their main site of action (the rumen for Levucell® SC TITAN® and the gut for Levucell® SB TITAN®).


Levucell SB  is based on the yeast strain S. cerevisiae boulardii I-1079. It is used in sows and piglets to enhance the whole farrowing process, resulting in improved animal performance, welfare and health. Levucell SB also improves performance and welfare in poultry production and aquaculture (pathogens control).


Levucell SC  is based on the ruminant specific yeast strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-1077. It is used in bovines for dairy and beef, dairy sheep, goats and horses. Its modes of action and zootechnical benefits are described in over 60 scientific communications based on more than 15 years' research in partnership with the French Agronomy Research Institute (INRA) and other international research institutions. Trials performed with Levucell SC have proven that the probiotic yeast produces a significant improvement in fibres digestibility, stimulates the development of rumen microflora and aids the stabilization of rumen pH. These effects are translated into improved animal performance and feed utilization.

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