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Micro-encapsulation protects live yeast

To ensure the viability of Levucell® SC through the pelleting process Lallemand has developed a patented system of micro-encapsulation.

The micro-encapsulation process involves coating the dried yeast prills with a specific fatty acid mixture that protects the yeast against the high temperatures and pressures of pelleting. The protective fatty acid coating then solubilizes in the rumen environment to ensure the live yeast cells are metabolically active.

Live yeast
Levucell SC is a live yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisae 1077). Viability of the product is not an issue in mineral premixes and "top dress" products. However, when pelleting feed, there are a number of manufacturing processes that reduce the viability of unprotected active dry yeasts. Micro-encapsulation prevents reduction of viability.

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