“Nothing is more precious than life…”
Published on Wed, 03/21/2018 - 11:25am
“Nothing is more precious than life…”
Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care: Working at the Cross Roads of Nutrition and Health
By Steve Weisman
Consumers are becoming more and more in tune with what they eat, where their food comes from and how it is grown. At the same time, farmers and ranchers are raising the bar in the agriculture production systems by providing larger quantities of healthful products through innovative food production practices and systems.
At the forefront of this agricultural evolution is Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care www.phileo-lesaffre.com the animal health and nutrition business unit of Lesaffre. Lesaffre is a family-owned business that was founded in northern France in 1853 with a philosophy that “Nothing is more precious than life”. Lesaffre is a global expert in the field of yeast and yeast extracts with a global presence in more than 70 countries with 63 production sites across the five continents.
The Phileo team is working at the crossroads of nutrition and health and committed to delivering evidence-based solutions that enhance animal health and performance. Phileo provides nutritional solutions based on live yeasts, yeast fractions (components, extracts, etc.) and mineral enriched yeast. Dr. Joe Ward, who is North American Project Manager, discusses the research that goes into these solutions. “The research and development team has spent years working to develop literally thousands of strains of yeast through yeast propagation and selection. The researchers and production teams grow live yeast tailored with a specific outcome in mind to enhance animal health and performance. Yeast is grown and processed without using any drugs or harmful additives. The end result is that animals are healthy and perform well. Everything that is produced is manufactured to food grade standards and is ecologically safe for the environment and safe for humans.”
Phileo is committed to help provide America’s producers with evidence-based solutions that enhance animal health and performance. By doing this, the goal is ultimately to better enhance the lives of people. Ward says, “Working at the crossroads of nutrition and animal health, the research and development team of microbiologists, engineers, nutritionists and veterinarians have proven that feeding animals our proprietary yeast products enhances many facets of animal health and performance.” The peer reviewed research and field studies have demonstrated the following:
• Improvements in digestibility and bioavailability, for better feed conversion and performance
• Cost-effective nutritional alternatives, providing substitutes for unsustainable or limited feed sources
• Control of the risk associated with bacterial toxins and mycotoxins through binding and detoxification
• Enhancement of immune response and digestive health in preventive management
• Reduction of pathogen pressure to help limit the risk of antibiotic resistance
• Optimization of the physiological mechanisms against stress, to support animal health and performance.
The Phileo research and development team has spent years working to select the right yeast strain, to process the yeast strain in a proper and consistent manner and to produce a consistent effective end product specifically selected for animals. Ward notes, “Our yeasts strains are selected and grown with a specific product use in mind that is based upon evidence-based research that demonstrates our products enhance animal health and performance. Our proprietary yeast strains are all grown and manufactured in food grade plants, safely without using any drugs or harmful additives.” The end result is that animals are healthy and perform well. Everything that is produced is ecologically safe for the environment and safe for humans. Every day, more than one billion people around the world consume food made with Lesaffre products.
For livestock producers, four yeast products provide innovative solutions for a perfect integration into animal feed:
ActiSaf is a thermostable live yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae concentrate produced in microspherical form that is compatible with liquid and solid feedstuffs. It is fed to dairy, beef and swine. Research has demonstrated that it lowers ruminal acidosis, while increasing average daily gain, feed efficiency and fiber digestibility.
Procreatin 7 is a highly concentrated vermicelli form of proprietary Saccharomyces cerevisiae live yeast adapted for use in non-pelleted feed. Designed for dairy and beef cattle.
SafMannan is a premium yeast fraction rich in mannan-oligosaccharides and B-glucans (1,3 and 1,6). SafMannan is obtained by autolysis of a proprietary strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae selected for specific life science traits that enhance animal health and performance. Our batch-to-batch consistency and high concentration in active ingredients allows SafMannan to achieve repeatable excellent performance in food producing animal diets.
SelSaf 3000 is a natural source of highly bioavailable organic selenium and is obtained from a proprietary yeast strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, specially cultivated on medium enriched with sodium selenite which is bio-transformed into an organic selenium form by yeast cells.
The bottom line
Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care’s employees are truly working at the crossroads of nutrition and health. Ward says, “We are committed to evidence-based solutions of our proprietary yeast strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae that are specifically selected for use in animal diets that enhance animal health and performance. After all, we truly do believe that ‘Nothing is more precious than life’.”
For producers wanting to learn more about the products, contact your Phileo Lesaffre Animal Care representative or go to the company’s website at www.phileo-lesaffre.com.