Lallemand has announced that its live yeast probiotic strain Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079 (LEVUCELL SB) is now authorised as a feed additive for use in all pigs in the EU.

"LEVUCELL SB is now available for all stages of the swine production cycle including suckling piglets, pigs for fattening, boars, gilts, sows and weaned piglets. It can also be used in all minor porcine species such as wild boars. To date, this is the only zootechnical feed additive in the European Union with such an extensive authorisation for swine production," the company said.

While the application of LEVUCELL SB in sows and piglets is recognised for its support of animal performance, recent research conducted in partnership with the French Agronomic Research Institute (INRA) has shown very promising results on digestibility and growth performance in fattening pigs. These benefits, according to Lallemand, are even greater under high temperatures, helping the animals to cope with the deleterious effects of heat stress.

"With high temperatures that can be encountered during summer, this new authorisation comes at a perfect time in the EU," Lallemand

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