Lallemand Animal Nutrition announced the Advantage Plus brand of microbial products for livestock — expanding its established Advantage line of active dry yeast (ADY) probiotic products and including a unique yeast extract that provides consistently high levels of prebiotic properties.
The select and unique proprietary yeast extract consistently supplies a high level of prebiotic components. The extract is produced with a specialized manufacturing process that encourages more branch-chain sugar molecules, peptides, B vitamins and an abundant mannoprotein matrix that is readily available for the bacterial communities within the rumen and the lower intestinal tract.
"Now, all life stages of beef and dairy cattle can benefit from both the power of specific ADY probiotics and the prebiotic benefits of specialized yeast extracts," Michael Watkins, ruminant products manager at Lallemand Animal Nutrition, said. "Prebiotics and probiotics complement each other to support dynamic and robust bacterial communities in the rumen and lower intestinal tract. In turn, a healthy animal supports enhanced health and performance."
The Advantage Plus line includes:
* Levucell SC Advantage Plus, an ADY (Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-1077) plus a prebiotic yeast extract for cattle that helps optimize rumen function;
* ProTernative Advantage Plus, an ADY (Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii CNCM I-1079) plus a prebiotic yeast extract that helps reduce the negative effect of stress in cattle, and
* Levucell SC and ProTernative Advantage Plus Titan products, which contain the patented micro-encapsulation technology that allows the ADY to be pelletized and remain viable.
The company said the microbial strains in Advantage Plus were scientifically selected from a bank of more than 1,000 different strains of bacteria and yeast for consistency and enhanced nutritional performance. In addition to strain selection, it’s critical that prebiotics and probiotics are produced under quality-assured manufacturing and production processes.
"With more than 90 years of expertise and knowledge, Lallemand is dedicated to producing innovative microbial solutions and is a trusted partner in the animal nutrition industry," Watkins said. "Modern cattle have been bred for high performance, yet the slightest change can add undue pressure and lower overall production, efficiency and health. The prebiotic and probiotic approach of Advantage Plus is ideal for accelerating animal performance to the next level and helping cattle better reach their genetic potential.”
In addition to the introduction of Advantage Plus, all products in the ready-to-use Advantage line are now guaranteed to be shelf stable for up to 18 months. Lallemand Animal Nutrition conducted extensive shelf-life testing to ensure that Advantage products can remain stable and effective. The guaranteed extension includes: ProTernative Advantage, Levucell SC Advantage and Levucell SB Advantage for swine, as well as ProTernative, Levucell SC and Levucell SB Advantage Titan products. Advantage and Advantage Plus products are palatable, ready-to-use formulations that can be incorporated as a top dress, in on-farm mixing, in a feed mill premix or as a supplement, including pelleting.
"One of the most critical components to producing quality ADY products is ensuring the yeasts are viable, stable and effective," Watkins said. "Lallemand Animal Nutrition meticulously maintains the purity of the product throughout manufacturing and stewards each product through packaging to prevent contamination and ensure stability all the way to the feed bunk."