Lallemand Animal Nutrition announces YANG®, yeast association new generation*, is now listed in the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Products List©. This gives U.S. organic swine and aquaculture producers — as well as pet food manufacturers — an innovative prebiotic concentrate of yeast derivatives to support animals during stressful and challenging conditions such as weaning, feed transitions and sanitary challenges.
“Lallemand Animal Nutrition is at the forefront of providing animals with microbial solutions that support their overall health and immune function,” says Jeff Ast, Commercial Director, Lallemand Animal Nutrition, Americas. “Thanks to cutting-edge technologies applied for the first time in this area, Lallemand R&D teams have selected yeast strains with different and complementary properties and combined them in a unique formula — YANG.”
The properties of yeast derivatives — products obtained from inactivated yeast cells — are well known in human and animal nutrition, which include their ability to adhere to specific bacteria and help support the immune system.
A collaborative examination conducted with research institutes confirmed that these properties are highly strain-dependent and linked to the yeast genome. Lallemand specifically selected strains, including Saccharomyces cerevisiae and Torula yeast , to help balance an animal’s gastrointestinal tract microbiota and modulate its natural defenses.
Trials conducted in controlled facilities and in commercial farms show beneficial effects in post-weaning piglets, shrimp and fish.
YANG can be found on the OMRI Product List at www.omri.org. OMRI is a nonprofit organization serving the organic community by verifying inputs and other products intended for use in producing certified organic food or fiber. OMRI is a voluntary program that offers manufacturers an independent review of their products to assure compliance with organic standards. The OMRI review includes ingredient verification and evaluation of the manufacturing process.