News last update:6 Aug 2012

Levucell©SC authorised in European Union

The Official Journal of the European Union has just published the commission regulation (EC) No 226/2007 authorising Lallemand's rumen specific yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae CNCM I-1077 (Levucell®SC), as a zootechnical feed additive in dairy goats and sheep.

In dairy goats, Levucell® SC improves feed efficacy by 7% in average, increasing milk yield while preserving its quality. Its effects on animal health have been shown: reduced acidosis risks, decreased somatic cells in milk, as well as improved goat intestinal flora balance, in particular by reduction of intestinal E. coli carriage.

In dairy sheep, production trials confirm that Levucell®SC increases feed efficacy, milk yield and quality (reduced somatic cells in milk), resulting in good return on investment for the producer. Recent findings also show the effects of the yeast on milk technological parameters, bringing additional benefits for the cheese-making industry.

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