On May 25 & 26, around 150 swine professionals from around the world gathered in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, Spain’s number one region for pig production, for the 7th International LEVUCELL® SB Technical meeting.
The swine industry has changed a lot over the past few years and so have the challenges faced by producers. Meeting after meeting, we have seen evolution of the scope for LEVUCELL SB applications to accompany these challenges: from the sow to the piglets, from feed digestion to immunity… This edition was no exception, with fresh insights into effects of the probiotic yeast on three major aspects: weaning stress in piglets, alternative to antibiotics usage in feed, and heat stress in swine, with insightful presentations by international speakers. Some of the latest LEVUCELL SB results were shared by our research partners from University of Nottingham and University of Milan. Dr Labussière from INRA Pegase, in France, presented preliminary results of a very innovative study on heat stress which opens the door to new applications for Lallemand’s probiotic yeast, showing benefits on resistance to intense stress and feeding behavior.
Once again, this event was a real platform for exchanges and networking around swine nutrition, research and management practices in a convivial environment and a fantastic setting over the roofs of Gaudí’s city! To complete the experience, IRTA research platform dedicated to monogastric nutrition (Mas de Bover), opened the doors of its facilities to our international visitors and presented its ongoing research programs.
Thanks to all the speakers and participants who attended the meeting and see you again for the 8th International LEVUCELL® SB Technical meeting!