News last update:6 Aug 2012

Lallemand Animal Nutrition launches Micro-Cell Gold

Lallemand Animal Nutrition, North America, Milwaukee, WI, released a new Direct Fed Microbial (DFM) product designed specifically for cattle fed diets containing distillers' grains plus solubles.

Micro-Cell Gold contains a combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus BT1386 and Lactobacillus buchneri 40788. This unique and patented combination of bacteria. Data from university controlled studies at Nebraska and Kansas State have shown an average improvement in feed conversion of 3.4%. Controlled research trials at several universities in the High Plains consistently found improvements in average daily gain. In a trial at Kansas State University, cattle fed Lactobacillus buchneri gained weight 5.8% faster than the control group (control group 3.47 lbs/day; Lactobacillus buchneri group 3.67 lbs/day). After a 126 day trial period, cattle fed Lactobacillus buchneri were 22 lbs. per head heavier.

Feed conversion is a key factor affecting the level of profitability in a feedyard. Trial work at several locations has shown that feeding Lactobacillus acidophilus BT1386 improves feed conversion by an average of 4.85%. Research conducted by a team from the College of Agriculture at North Dakota State University investigated the effect of DFM products on the control of E. coli in feedlot cattle. Results of the trial showed a significant reduction (32%) in fecal shedding of E. coli O157:H7 among the steers treated with the Lactobacillus Acidophilus BT1386.

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Lallemand Animal Nutrition

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