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Lallemand expands Ruminant Center program

Toulouse (France) — Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Texas A&M Agrilife Research announce a collaboration to be launched at the McGregor Research Center in McGregor, Texas.

Excellence

Lallemand Animal Nutrition has established partnerships worldwide as part of their Research Centers of Excellence program, to Forward the development and innovation of microbial solutions. Mathieu Castex, PhD., Global Research and Development Director, Lallemand Animal Nutrition: “Our Centers of Excellence provide the opportunity to evaluate our technologies in real-life situations.”

One of two

“This collaboration is one of two dedicated to product applications for beef, dairy and small ruminant animals. The work completed at these locations focuses on continuously documenting the mode of action, biomarkers of efficacy and benefits of existing yeast and bacteria strains. The researchers also are working toward a better understanding of the microbial ecosystems, solutions and applications to support sustainable animal production,” Dr. Castex adds.
“In particular, we are aiming to document microbial solutions that can help to answer the modern challenges of dairy and beef production ─ maintaining optimal production while enhancing animal well-being,” he says.

Selection

Kerry Barling, DVM, PhD, Global Manager of Beef Technology with Lallemand Animal Nutrition helped select Texas A&M AgriLife Research for this partnership based on their vision for supporting animal agriculture. “The research completed at the McGregor facility, along with our other Ruminant Centers of Excellence, will be a combination of strain selection; identification and characterization; as well as in vitro and in vivo testing,” Dr. Barling says. “With this new partnership with AgriLife Research, we can complete more field validation work and real-life monitoring with a GrowSafe System to measure individual animal feed intake and behavior.”

The McGregor Research Center provides a full spectrum of scientific and informational resources to support Texas A&M AgriLife Research, as well as the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the citizens of the State of Texas — and beyond.

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