MILWAUKEE - Lallemand Animal Nutrition North America has released two new formulation options of Levucell SB®: ProPak and ProPak+. Both formulations can be fed to sows, gilts, nursery pigs and finishing pigs.
Levucell SB is an active dry yeast, (Saccharomyces cerevisiae boulardii - 1079) that has been selected for its ability to help maintain the balance of intestinal microflora. Documented effects include the ability to improve digestive transit which in turn helps the sow get on feed quicker the first week of lactation and increases feed intake through lactation, which helps reduce sow weight loss and produces heavier piglets at weaning. Studies show sows fed Levucell SB have fewer days to estrus. The 1079 strain has been documented in more that 135 scientific publications and its main animal application is in swine, poultry and calf diets.
Due to its high concentration, Levucell SB live yeast is a low inclusion feed additive. When low inclusion does not fit with existing feed mixing technologies available, Levucell SB® ProPak is a good option applied 1 lb. per ton of feed or more to ensure a good mix.
Levucell SB® ProPak+ is a blend of Levucell SB and AgriMos fed when a combination prebiotic and probiotic is desired in the diet or top dress. AgriMos is a specific combination of manno-oligosaccharides (MOS) and glucans extracted from the yeast cell walls of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. MOS are natural oligosaccharides, composed of various mannose chains, that block pathogen colonization within the digestive tract of the animal.
*Levucell SB is not curently available in Canada.