March 4, 2009


Lallemand launches new product for cattle fed diets


Lallemand Animal Nutrition has released a new Direct Fed Microbial (DFM) product, Micro-Cell Gold, designed specifically for cattle fed diets containing distillers' grains with solubles.


Micro-Cell Gold has a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus BT1386 and Lactobacillus buchneri 40788.


Data from university-controlled studies at Nebraska and Kansas showed an average improvement in feed conversion of 3.4 percent. Controlled research trials at several universities in the High Plains also found improvements in average daily gain.


In a trial at Kansas State University, cattle fed Lactobacillus buchneri gained weight 5.8-percent faster than the control group. After a 126-day trial period, cattle fed Lactobacillus buchneri were 22 pounds per head heavier.


Trials at several locations showed that feeding Lactobacillus acidophilus BT1386 improves feed conversion by an average of 4.85 percent.


A research probing the effect of DFM products on the control of E. coli in feedlot cattle also showed a 32-percent reduction in fecal shedding of E. coli among steers treat with Lactobacillus Acidophilus BT1386.


Lallemand Animal Nutrition develops, produces, and markets natural and differentiated solutions for animal nutrition and health. Core products are live bacteria for probiotics and silage inoculants, specific yeast for probiotics, and high value yeast derivatives. In addition to its various sales and distribution facilities around the world, Lallemand also operates 15 yeast production plants and three bacteria plants worldwide.

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